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Ireland: Dingle Peninsula Day Tour

Product ID: 2939
Marvel at the mountain scenery and high ridges of Ireland’s Dingle peninsula. From Slea Head look west over the Atlantic to the Blasket Islands, long considered the last outpost of Europe. Experience the traditional culture of this Irish-speaking area.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit this traditional Irish-speaking area of south-western Ireland
  • Explore Dingle town, an important port in the old Spanish trading days
  • See prehistoric and medieval remains, such as the Gallarus Oratory
Full description
The Dingle peninsula in south-west Ireland stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean, and attracts visitors for its mountainous and coastal scenery as well as its antiquities. You’ll visit the major attractions of this spectacular region on a 6.5-hour tour from Killarney.

From Slea Head you can see the Blasket Islands, which are the last outposts of Europe and are known as the next parish to America. They are famous for the literary and linguistic heritage of the former inhabitants. These remote islands have been uninhabited since the 1950s.

The western end of the peninsula is a Gaeltacht area that has produced a number of nationally notable authors and poets, including O’Siochfhradha and Peig Sayers among others. Being an Irish-speaking district traditional customs are still very much alive.

A band of sandstone forms the Slieve Mish mountain range at the neck of the peninsula in the east, and the unnamed central mountain range further to the west. Ireland’s highest mountain other than Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Mount Brandon, reaches 951 meters and forms part of a high ridge that boasts stunning views over the peninsula and northern county Kerry.

The Dingle peninsula is named after the town of Dingle, derived from the Corco Dhuibhne who occupied the peninsula in the Middle Ages and who also held a number of territories in the south and east of county Kerry. Dingle was Kerry’s chief port in the old Spanish trading days and in the reign of Queen Elizabeth was important enough to be a walled town.

The peninsula is the location of numerous prehistoric and early medieval remains. The Gallarus Oratory, for example, is located in the very west of the peninsula near the village of Baile an Fheirtearaigh in Ard na Caithe.
Includes
  • 6.5-hour Dingle peninsula tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance tickets

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Meeting point

The depot is located at Ard Ross, Ross Rd, Killarney.

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A car park is available at our depot, and parking is free for the duration of the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Many photo stops in a beautiful landscape

Attention, the bus was from Deros, although I booked with Wild Kerry Daytours. Possibly. two tours were merged because of little demand ... Super tour, lots of good photo stops, longer stay for dinner, the recommendation to eat in Dingle Bay was good. After dinner, Dingle (nice colorful town with harbor and small park on the bay) could be explored in a relaxed manner. The driver was Ray and he explained the sights and told great and exciting stories in very understandable English with good background knowledge throughout the tour. I can highly recommend this tour.

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July 2, 2019

Despite the weather the excursion was very beautiful.

The driver sang us popular songs, very funny.

June 28, 2019

Ray is an amazing tour guide. He’s a keeper

Heatherk@bellsouth.net

May 17, 2019

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Wild Kerry Daytours

Product ID: 2939