Dingle Peninsula Tour

Nestled in the West Kerry Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) the Dingle Peninsula has a wild, untamed landscape rich in history and natural wonder. Experience unforgettable sea views, the diverse mix of archaeological sites, and rich history, from Iron age settlers to early Christianity. 

 

This Dingle Peninsula tour explores the region top to toe,  from vibrant Dingle Town to the wild spaces with their abundance of flora and fauna. We will meet the people of Dingle, and explore their way of life, even fitting in a little alien life as we discover sets from the Star Wars movies. 

Time:  9:30am-1:30pm {optional}
Tour:  Private 4 hour

Accommodation pick up: Dingle

Meeting location: At your chosen Accommodation

Tour Highlights:

 

  1. Eask Tower View – A stunning round Tower built in 1847 which overlooks Dingle Bay.
  2. Ventry Harbour & Pier – A truly beautiful wild place and one of Ireland’s deepest harbors.
  3. Beehive Huts –  Visit The Fahan Beehive Huts and Step into prehistoric Ireland.
  4. Hold a Baby Lamb – Meet local farmers, discover their way of life, and cuddle into a baby lamb?
  5. Magnificent views of The Blasket Islands – Explore the beauty of The Great Basket Islands, steeped in Irish culture and history.
  6. Coumeenole Beach – Walk on one of the most iconic beaches on The Dingle Peninsula.
  7. Dingle Star Wars Set Location – Check out the set location where Star Wars was filmed on The  Dingle Peninsula.
  8. Views of Mount Brandon– Check out Ireland’s second-highest mountain.
  9. Gallarus Oratory– One of the finest examples of an ancient early Christian church.
  10. Conor Pass – Hold your breath as we traverse Ireland’s Highest mountain pass by the road. Not for the faint-hearted!

This is the full-day version of our Dingle Peninsula tour, where we get the time to explore the region a little deeper, finding out what really makes it tick. 

 

We have the time here to add in more of the lesser-known delights of the Dingle Peninsula, to stop for lunch in the delightful Irish speaking village of Ballyferriter, to discover local artisans at Louis Mulcahy Pottery and Dingle Crystal. The richness and diversity of the region are further explored with visits to ancient monastic sites, early Christian buildings and many more photo stops to capture the essence of the Dingle Peninsula. 

Time:  9.30am to 4.30pm
Tour: Full day private tour

Accommodation pick up: Dingle / Killarney

Meeting location: At your chosen Accommodation

Suggested itinerary:

 

  1. Eask Tower View– Round Tower built in 1847 overlooking Dingle Bay.
  2. Ventry Harbour & Pier– One of Ireland’s deepest harbours.
  3. Dingle Peninsula Cliffs– Breath taking cliff views of The Dingle Peninsula.
  4. Beehive Huts –  Visit the Fahan Beehive Huts and Step into prehistoric Ireland.
  5. Hold a Baby Lamb – Have you ever held a baby lamb?
  6. Magnificent views of The Blasket Islands– Explore the beauty of The Great Basket Islands, steeped in Irish culture and history.
  7. Coumeenole Beach– Walk on one of the most iconic beaches on The Dingle Peninsula
  8. Dunmore Head– Walk onto Irelands most westerly headland.
  9. Dunquin Pier– Visit the pier where the famous sheep photo was taken.
  10. Louis Mulcahy Pottery – View the very best Irish handmade pottery.
  11. Ballyferriter viilage– Have lunch in this beautiful Irish speaking village.
  12. Riasc monastic site – One of Ireland’s ancient sites
  13. Dingle Star Wars Set Location– Check out the set location where Star Wars was filmed on The Dingle Peninsula.
  14. Views of Mount Brandon– Check out Ireland’s second highest mountain.
  15. Dingle crystal – A visit to Sean Daly of Dingle Crystal for a cutting demo {When available}
  16. Gallarus Oratory– One of the finest examples of an ancient early Christian church.
  17. Conor Pass– Travel along Ireland’s Highest mountain pass by road. Not for the faint hearted!

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