Dingle One Day Tour Itinerary
Slay Head Drive - First Half
Hotel pickup at 9.30am in Killarney or at 10am in Dingle for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula - 'Corca Dhuibhne' in Irish. Dingle began as a trading port in the 16th century with merchant ships travelling from France, Spain, and Britain. Travel west from Dingle along the southern part of the Slea Head Drive while enjoying spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Visit the Famine Cottages in Fahan dating back to the 1840s. Large families lived on these small farms, spoke Irish/Gaelic, and played music at night with their neighbours. Feed pet animals on the farm and experience working sheepdog demonstrations which are very popular. Explore the collection of beehive huts - 'Clochán' in Irish - dating from the 6th century which are similar to the ones inhabited by the monks on Skellig Michael.
Stop off at Slea Head to witness dramtic views to South Kerry and the Blasket Islands. Walk down the path to Dunquin pier which was the landing place for the curachs (traditional skin/hide boats) from the Blasket Islands.
Savour some fresh Atlantic fish and chips with a pint of Guinness in the famous Kruger's Bar - the most westerly pub in Europe!
Slay Head Drive - Second Half
Visit state-of-the-art Blasket Centre, a visitor centre overlooking Blasket Islands which takes the visitor on a journey back to the early 1900s. From the audio/visial tour, learn about the people who lived on the islands including musicians, poets, and authors like Peig Sayers.
Arrive at Gallarus Oratory and after viewing the explanatory video about the history of this shelter for pilgrims, walk the path to the accompanying Romanesque church dating back to the 12th century.
Back in Dingle, enjoy a drink of tea/coffee or Guinness with a serving of the local Murphy's brown bread ice cream before dropoff at your hotel - a perfect end to the perfect tour!
Throughout the tour we'll have plenty of opportunities to stop and snap some magical photos with your family or friends on this section of the Wild Atlantic Way.