The Dingle Peninsula

Tralee to Castlemaine

The Dingle Peninsula is blessed with never ending sandy beaches both in the north (near Castlegregory) and the south (Inch) of the peninsula.

Leaving Tralee the Wild Atlantic Way on its way to Dingle town goes over the Connor Pass, Ireland's highest mountain pass. This pass road is an adventure in itself. The very narrow road in parts twists and turns, rises and falls but always with breathtaking views.

If you manage to arrive in Dingle, then the next adventure begins with the Slea Head Drive. This way goes through another Gaeltacht area. Some of the most enchanting scenery in Ireland is found along this drive. Again it is another narrow road winding its way west along the steep rocky coastline. The Blasket Islands lie off the coast here. There is a boat going over from Dunquin to the biggest of the islands, An Bascaod Mór. After finishing the Slea Head tour then Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest mountain reigning over the land can be seen. People have lived in this wonderful region fo 6.000 years as is evident from the many Celtic and early Christian monuments such as the Ogham Stones, the Beehive Huts as well as church buildings like the Gallarus Oratory or the monastic settlement of Reask.