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Private Full-Day Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive Tour

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Overview


Private Full-Day Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive Tour. Discover famous landmarks and hidden gems on the Emerald Isle while you are driven in luxury air-conditioned car by a professional driver. We will pass pretty villages and towns where life ticks by at an altogether slower pace.

Highlights


  • You can travel in an exclusive tour vehicle with your personal driver-guide
  • You can travel off the beaten track and discover hidden gems that are not accessible by large tour
  • You can journey at your own pace and enjoy the flexibility to customize your itinerary.
  • You can avoid the hassle of driving on narrow and winding roads, and focus on the stunning views
  • • You can experience the magic of Dingle Peninsula in a more intimate and authentic way
Private Full-Day Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive  Tour

Description


Private Full-Day Dingle Peninsula Slea Head Drive Tour

Dingle Peninsula

The tour will start by picking up the traveller(s) from the respective location around Killarney. There is an option to start the tour from Dingle.

Afterwards, we'd first stop at beautiful Inch Beach, a very scenic place with lovely mountain views. (excluded when Dingle is the start point)

Later, we'll drive to Dingle with an optional visit to the Dingle Crystals Factory

We'll then keep going on Slea Head Drive, one of Ireland's most scenic routes, on a journey across historic sites, Irish-speaking villages & famous Hollywood film locations with close-up views of the world-renowned Blasket Islands.

Fahan Beehive Huts will be next, dated as far back as the Bronze Age (think 2, 000 BC).

We'll then go to Blasket Islands Visitor Centre for a historical presentation, stunning views, and a coffee break.

We'll stop by the Dunbeg Fort, which is perched on the edge of the cliffs, well-preserved remains of a construction that dates back to the Iron Age.

At last, we'll visit the Gallarus Oratory, a stone chapel that dates back to the 7th or 8th century.

Finally return back to Killarney through the winding Connor Pass. (when the tour starts from Dingle, we will visit the Connor Pass and return to Dingle)

This itinerary can be customized upon request.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation - Luxury, air-conditioned BMW 5
  • Exclusions:
  • Entry or admission fee

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:
  2. Inch Beach
  3. Dingle Crystal Workshop & Visitor Centre
  4. Ventry
  5. Lios Stone Circle & Animal Feeding
  6. The Famine Cottages (Teachíní an Ghorta Mhóir)
  7. Beehive Hut (Tóchar Maothaithe)
  8. Coumeenoole Beach
  9. Dunmore Head
  10. Cé Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier
  11. The Blasket Centre
  12. Clogher Head
  13. Gallarus Oratory Visitor Centre
  14. Dingle
  15. Conor Pass
  16. Killarney

Starting from Killarney

We will travel from Killarney to enter the Dingle Peninsula

Inch Beach

Inch Beach is a beautiful and popular beach on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is a long sand spit that stretches for about 5 km (3 miles) and forms the border between Dingle Bay and Castlemaine Harbour. The beach is famous for its surfing, swimming, fishing, and walking opportunities, as well as its stunning views of the mountains and the ocean. Inch Beach has also been featured in several movies and TV shows, such as The Playboy of the Western World, Ryan's Daughter, Excalibur, The Field, Far and Away, and more. The beach has a rich history and culture, and it is linked to some legends and stories, such as the legend of Cú Chulainn, the Irish mythological hero who trained on the beach, and the story of the Inch Strand Rescue, a heroic act of saving 111 people from a shipwreck in 1892.

Dingle Crystal Workshop & Visitor Centre

The Dingle Crystal Workshop & Visitor Centre is a place where you can see and learn about the art and craft of hand-cut Irish crystal. It is located in Dingle, a beautiful town on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. At the workshop, you can watch master craftsman Sean Daly and his team create unique and exquisite crystal pieces, such as whiskey glasses, tumblers, decanters, vases, bowls, and chandeliers. You can also take a guided tour of the workshop and learn about the history and process of crystal making, from the design to the cutting. You can also ask questions and interact with the craftsmen. At the visitor centre, you can browse and buy a wide range of crystal products, as well as other gift items, such as candles, jewellery, and pottery. You can also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a snack at the cafe, or watch a video presentation about the Dingle Crystal story.

Ventry

Ventry is a small and charming village on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is part of the Gaeltacht, an area where the Irish language is spoken. Ventry is known for its long sandy beach, which is a popular tourist destination.

Lios Stone Circle & Animal Feeding

Lios Stone Circle & Animal Feeding is a unique and fun attraction in County Kerry, Ireland. It is located on the Dingle Peninsula, near the village of Ventry. It is a circular stone enclosure that dates back to the Bronze Age, and it is surrounded by sheep and other animals that you can feed and pet. The stone circle is also known as Lios na Grainsi, which means "Stones of the Sun" in Irish. It is one of the many ancient monuments that can be found on the Dingle Peninsula, which has a rich history and culture. The circle is about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter, and it has an entrance on the south side. It is believed that the circle was used for ceremonial or religious purposes, as well as for protection and farming. The animal feeding is a fun activity for children and adults alike. You can buy a bag of food at the entrance and feed the friendly sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and ducks that roam around the circle. You can also pet and take pictures with them, and learn about their names and personalities. The animals are well cared for and love the attention from the visitors.

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The Famine Cottages (Teachíní an Ghorta Mhóir)

The Famine Cottages (Teachíní an Ghorta Mhóir) are a historic and scenic attraction on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. They are a group of four stone cottages that date back to the mid-19th century, when Ireland suffered from the Great Famine, a period of mass starvation and disease that killed over a million people and forced millions more to emigrate. The cottages were built by the Long and Kavanagh families, who lived on the lands of the Earl of Cork, a local landlord. The cottages were typical of the rural dwellings of the time, with thatched roofs, earthen floors, and open fireplaces. The families survived by farming, fishing, and cutting turf for fuel. They also faced many hardships, such as poverty, eviction, and disease. One of the cottages has a grave of six children who died at birth and were not allowed to be buried in the church cemetery. The cottages are now open to the public and offer an insight into the life and culture of the Irish people during the Famine. You can see the original furniture, tools, and artifacts that belonged to the families, and learn about their stories and traditions. You can also feed and pet the sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and ducks that roam around the cottages. The admission fee is €5 per person, which includes a bag of food for the animals.

Beehive Hut (Tóchar Maothaithe)

Beehive Hut (Tóchar Maothaithe) is a historic and scenic attraction on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is a group of four stone cottages that date back to the Bronze Age, and it is surrounded by sheep and other animals that you can feed and pet. The stone circle is also known as Lios na Grainsi, which means "Stones of the Sun" in Irish. It is one of the many ancient monuments that can be found on the Dingle Peninsula, which has a rich history and culture. The circle is about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter, and it has an entrance on the south side. It is believed that the circle was used for ceremonial or religious purposes, as well as for protection and farming.

Coumeenoole Beach

Coumeenoole Beach is a beautiful and popular beach on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It is part of the Slea Head Drive, a scenic coastal route that circles the peninsula. The beach has fine sand, turquoise water, and a rugged coastline that alternates between rock and greenery. The beach is also famous for being the location of some scenes from the film Ryan's Daughter, directed by David Lean and starring Robert Mitchum and Sarah Miles. The film was an epic love story set during the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War. A commemoration stone marking the site of the film was erected in 1999, 30 years after the film was made. The beach is not suitable for swimming, as there are strong and unpredictable currents that make it dangerous. There are many warning signs of the risk, and children should never enter the water. However, on a calm day, you can wade out into the water for a shallow paddle, or enjoy the surfing, fishing, and walking opportunities that the beach offers.

Dunmore Head (Hiking Option)

Dunmore Head is a beautiful and scenic place in County Kerry, Ireland. It is the westernmost point of mainland Ireland and one of the westernmost points of Europe. Here are some facts about Dunmore Head. Dunmore Head was used as a filming location for the Star Wars movie The Last Jedi in 2016. It was the backdrop for the scenes where Luke Skywalker trains Rey on the planet Ahch-To. You can visit the site and see the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Blasket Islands. Dunmore Head has a rich history dating back to the prehistoric times. There is an Ogham stone at the highest point of the headland, which is a type of ancient Irish writing. There is also a World War II outpost and a shipwreck site of the Spanish Armada from 1588. Dunmore Head is home to a variety of wildlife and nature. You can see sheep grazing on the green fields, dolphins and whales swimming in the sea, and puffins and other seabirds nesting on the cliffs. You can also enjoy the wildflowers and plants that grow on the headland. Hiking and walking**: Dunmore Head is a great place for hiking and walking. You can follow the trail that leads to the tip of the headland and enjoy the panoramic views of the coast and the islands.

Cé Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier

It is the westernmost point of the Dingle Peninsula and the departure point for the ferry to the Blasket Islands The pier is famous for its stunning view of the rocky cliffs, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Blasket Islands. You can see the pier from above by walking across the grassy hill, but be careful as the ground is uneven and the cliff edge is unguarded. You can also walk down the narrow and winding road that leads to the pier, but be aware that it is steep and slippery. The pier is often featured on Irish postcards and was used as a filming location for the Star Wars movie The Last Jedi. The pier is the place where you can catch the ferry to the Blasket Islands, a group of islands that were once inhabited by a community of Irish speakers. The islands are rich in wildlife, culture, and history. You can visit the ruins of the cottages, the Blasket Centre, and the Great Blasket Island Museum. You can also see dolphins, whales, seals, puffins, and other seabirds. The ferry operates from April to October, weather permitting. You need to book your tickets in advance.

The Blasket Centre

The Blasket Centre is a heritage and cultural centre that celebrates the history, literature, and beauty of the Blasket Islands and the people who lived there until 1953. The Centre is located in Dunquin, the most westerly parish on the Dingle Peninsula, and is part of the Slea Head Drive, a scenic route that circles the peninsula. Learn about the island life, culture, and language of the Blasket Islanders through interactive displays, artefacts, audio visual presentations, and artworks. The Centre has been recently refurbished and upgraded to provide an authentic and immersive experience. Explore the literary legacy of the Blasket Islanders, who wrote a series of books that are considered classics of Irish literature and social history. You can see the original manuscripts, photographs, and personal belongings of the authors, such as Peig Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin. Enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the rocky cliffs, and the Blasket archipelago from the clifftop viewing platform. The platform is fully accessible and offers a panoramic perspective of the landscape. You can also see the pier where the ferry to the islands departs.

Clogher Head ( Hiking Option)

Clogher Head is a place on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. It offers stunning views of the coast, the islands, and the mountains. It is also a filming location for the Star Wars movie The Last Jedi.

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Gallarus Oratory

It is a small stone chapel that dates back to the 11th or 12th century. The oratory is built of local stone in a corbel vaulting technique, meaning the stones are gradually overlapped until they meet at the top. The shape of the oratory resembles an upturned boat. The oratory may have been a place of worship or a shelter for pilgrims. It is also associated with a local legend that says anyone who can squeeze through the small window will have their soul cleansed. The oratory can be accessed for free from a small parking lot and a path, or through a paid Visitor Centre that offers an audio-visual display, toilets, refreshments and a souvenir shop.

Dingle

Around one hour break for a pint of Guiness in one of the local pubs and short walk around the town.

Conor Pass

The **Conor Pass** is a high mountain pass in County Kerry, Ireland, located on the R560 road. It is one of the highest Irish mountain passes served by an asphalted road. The pass connects Dingle on the south and Kilmore Cross on the north of the Dingle Peninsula, providing the most dramatic and scenic way of crossing from the north to south coast of the peninsula. The road runs for 12 kilometers between the two towns, and offers breathtaking views of a glaciated landscape of mountains, corrie lakes, and a broad sweeping valley spread out below. The views from the road are so stunning that "descending the Conor Pass down into Dingle Town can feel more like landing a light aircraft than driving" . The road is narrow and twisting, with some very narrow sections where two cars cannot pass, so drivers need to keep their eyes peeled when driving and be ready to stop at the wider sections

Killarney

Coming back to your desired accommodation in Killarney

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