Places in West of Dingle
Slea Head & Dunmore Head
Overlooking the mouth of Dingle Bay, Mt Eagle and the Blasket Islands, Slea Head has fine beaches, good walks and superbly preserved structures from Dingle's ancient past including beehive huts, forts, inscribed stones and church sites. Dunmore Head is the westernmost point on the Irish mainland and the site of the wreckage in 1588 of two Spanish Armada ships.
Ventry & Around
The village of Ventry (Ceann Trá), 6km west of Dingle town, is idyllically set next to a wide sandy bay. It's a departure point for the wild Blasket Islands. Seafood comes fresh, French-accented and affordable at the marine-coloured Skipper Restaurant; land-based dishes include rabbit stew.
Clogherhead & Ballyferriter
Continuing north from Dunquin, stop at Clogherhead, where a short walk takes you out to the head with views down to a perfect little beach at Clogher. It's a prime resting spot for seals and other mammals with thick layers of insulating blubber not affected by the frigid waters. Follow the road another 500m around to the crossroads at Clogher.
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