Gormans Clifftop House
One of the Dingle Peninsula's few surviving castles, Gallarus Castle was built by the FitzGeralds around the 15th century. Guided tours can be arranged by phoning in advance. There's no parking next to the castle The dry-stone Gallarus Oratory is quite a sight, standing in its lonely spot beneath the brown hills as it has done for some 1200 years.
The Blasket Centre is a wonderful interpretive centre in a long, white hall ending in a wall-to-ceiling window overlooking the islands. Great Blasket’s rich community of storytellers and musicians is profiled along with its literary visitors like John Millington Synge, writer of Playboy of the Western World .
In Ballyferriter itself (a tiny village with a couple of shops and a pub – all the essentials really), the Dingle Peninsula Museum is housed in the 19th-century schoolhouse. It has displays on the archaeology and ecology of the peninsula.
This pub is a good place for a waterside pint. Next door it runs the Coast Guard Lodge, which has six rooms that sleep three to four people each in military comfort for €75 (or €50 for more than one night) per room.
Experience on foot the history and natural beauty of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula
Guided walk through the mountain trails and coastal paths of Ireland's picturesque Dingle Peninsula
An Portán serves traditional Irish meals with an international flavour. It has a separate guesthouse with 14 modern, large and fairly unadorned rooms.
In Murphy’s Bar , a stuffed fox with a pheasant in its jaws looks down on Gaeilge-speaking locals of all ages tucking into basic pub grub.
One of the most interesting potteries on the peninsula, Louis Mulcahy Pottery has all sorts of clay creations and a cafe.
Ferries take 45 minutes from Dingle town's marina. Fishing trips (from €25/15 for two hours) are also available.
Near Ceann Trá Heights is Long’s Riding Stables , which offers mountain and beach treks.