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Slea Head Drive
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Owner description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Wow! The views are just awesome and with the drive touched by tremendous history as well made the drive the must do activity in Dingle. We stopped only at the Famine exhibit which really isn't worth the 3 Euros but we did it anyway. Along the route we stopped at a local cafe/bookstore and had pie and tea and we so thoroughly enjoyed that stop. We also stopped at the Mulcahy pottery shop and bought some items. Finished the drive with a quick lunch at the Blasket Center and took the short cut back. Was a wonderful full day that I'd highly recommend.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

To see the Atlantic Coast at its best undertake this journey. We have done this trip many times but July this year we saw the scenery at its stunning best. This is not a drive for the faint hearted!!!!You will have sheer cliffs to the right of you and wild Atlantic to the left. There are many stop off points along the route. Stop and savour the view and the sheer expanse of ocean. A view only beaten when at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Worth a visit are the Bee Hive Huts. Shows how the earliest Monks lived.You can also visit Skellig Michael or also known as the location for the latest Stars Wars Movie. Go for the history not the Hollywood dimension!!!!! Along the drive visit the pottery shop of Louis Mulcally and fall in love with his creations as we did many years ago. Now I try to justify why I need anothet piece!!!!!! This is a stunning drive and will not disappoint.As you head back to Dingle visit Brandon Point. A quiet oasis where you can while away some time and wash you feet in clear water. Only 2 other people there the day we visited. You really can be at one with nature here. Maybe even a spot for a romantic proposal?????!!!!!! I digress. Penny's pottery also worth a visit . She does lovely named Mugs these make for super gifts. Gallerous Oratory can also be visited on the Slea Head Drive. An early monastic settlement ( Oratory meaning Church) stand at the door way and look out at the Atlantic. A coffee shop and toilet facilities can be found here. Charge of € 3 to visit the Oratory. Years ago it was free.This srea is beyond words and so worth a visit. The roads are VERY NARROW SO GREST CARE IS NEEDED. Words cannot describe the views. Visit and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

I did this drive on a tour from Killarney and It was absolutely one of the best days of my trip. Luckily, it was a sunny, warm day when we went and the scenery was absolutely stunning. Pictures do not do justice to the views you will get on your drive.

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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We rented bikes from Dingle for the day (15euros per bike) and cycled around Slea Head. It really wasn't that challenging and the scenery can be appreciated A LOT more from a bike than from in a car or worse, a large tourist bus. There are plenty of places to stop for photos and a break and cars generally drive slowly so I never felt unsafe on the road. The hills are gentle and undulating so you don't need to be super fit to do the ride. Once you get round to Ballyferriter, there are several local pubs for lunch or take a picnic to have along the way. We kept going around the whole peninsula back to Dingle (55km in total) but from Ballyferriter you can go up the hill and straight over to Dingle which is about 30km in total instead. The hill is (apparently) is much shorter from Ballyferriter and it's downhill most of the way back into Dingle. The scenery along the way is incredible and should not be missed if you are in the area. You won't regret the ride either!

Thank Jen M
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We drove Slea Head Drive today. We very fortunate to have clear skies beautiful temperatures. Seeing beautiful cliffs and sea meeting was spectacular to me. Flowers along road are amazing all the colors hard to describe in words.
The road is narrow but take the time tofrive Slea Head Drive if you are area. A must see for sure.

Enjoy the drive very slow and enjoy

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