Dingle & Slea Head Drive

The quaint fishing port of Dingle – Daingin Uí Chúis is embedded on the edge of a large natural estuary on the Southwest coast of the Dingle Peninsula. Known for its creativity and hospitality, the town of Dingle has many charming attributes including food, art, and vibrant street life. Its’ brightly coloured shops and bustling pubs are a 50-minute drive from the International Hotel Killarney. It is a mecca for visitors who come to experience its unique culture, colour, and flavour. Dingle Town and surrounding villages are in the Gaeltacht region and are known for their fierce devotion to traditional Irish culture.

And why just stop there? The Slea Head Drive is one of Ireland’s most iconic and scenic routes and begins in Dingle Town. This magical circuit (which is also part of the Wild Atlantic Way) begins and ends in Dingle, and takes you through an abundance of historic sites, such as Dunbed Fort, Gallarus Oratory, and the 6th century Riasc Monastic settlement and along the magnificent Dingle Peninsula which contains some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery. Don’t miss the legendary Slea Head Scenic Drive – 26 miles of the most astounding beauty you’ll find anywhere, with close up views of the world renowned Blasket Islands and distinct views of the “Sleeping Man” and Skellig Island on the southwest horizon.

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