Welcome to Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne; www.dingle-peninsula.ie) is southwest Ireland's final flourish, a gnarled thumb of land cocked at the Atlantic and culminating in the Irish mainland's westernmost point. In the shadow of sacred Mt Brandon, a maze of fuschia-fringed boreens (country lanes) weaves together an ancient landscape of prehistoric ring forts and beehive huts, early Christian chapels, crosses and holy... Read More

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6-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin-BelfastDepart Dublin and make the first stop at Monasterboice. You can take a world famous Black Taxi tour (own expense) to view the Peace Wall and political murals. Your driver will show you highlights of the city including City Hall, Queen's University, Albert's Clock, Botanic Gardens and much more. Overnight stay in Belfast.Day 2: Belfast-DerryInitially visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the 'Game of Thrones' along with views of Ballintoy Harbour one of the backdrops of the series. You'll see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. Then it's Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO world heritage site. Then it's off to Dunluce Castle and an overnight in historic Derry. Day 3: Derry-GalwayBegin the day with a walking tour of Derry's walls. The next stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. Visit W.B Yeat's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey, and admire the beautiful Benbulben referenced in many of his poems. The road takes the tour to Ireland's premier surf venue and beach at Strandhill, County Sligo. Overnight in Galway. Day 4: Galway-KillarneyYou will have the wild Atlantic ocean by your side as the tour cruises down the West Coast. See the lunar landscape of the Burren, and visit the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. The last stop is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages. Overnight in Killarney.Day 5: Killarney-DingleVisit Ireland's longest beach at Inch, and then take the short drive to Dingle. Visit Dingle's most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who you shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it's off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, overnight in Dingle Peninsula.Day 6: Dingle-DublinThe day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Spend plenty of time visiting the Castle, and kissing the Blarney Stone. You'll make your way up through the battle fields of "Braveheart" to Dublin for the grand finale - the Guinness Storehouse, have a pint of the black stuff, a big creamy pint of Guinness!

$64.09 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Dingle Peninsula from Killarney

The Dingle peninsula gets is name from the largest town on the peninsula. The peninsula is often called Corca Dhuibhne, even by English speaking people. It means "tribe of Duibhne". On the peninsula there are two mountain ranges: the Slieve Mish Mountains in the east, and another range of mountains in the west that has no name. Mount Brandon is the tallest mountain in Ireland after the peeks of the MacgillyCuddy Reeks outside Killarney.The Connor Pass is an absolute highlight that cannot be missed. It starts just outside the town of Dingle and ends on the other side of the peninsula near the village Castlegregory. It is Ireland's highest mountain pass. It is a narrow, twisting road surrounded by sharp drops and lakes. As such, coaches are prohibited from driving this road.Just off the very westernmost point on the peninsula you will find the Blasket Islands. Until the 1950s these islands were inhabited and from Dunquin, on the mainland, you can still see the remains of the main village on the Great Blasket island. Many of the old inhabitants became famous writers and poets and the Blasket Centre has a fascinating exhibition on the literary heritage of the islands.A large part of the peninsula is designated as a so called "Gaeltacht". This means the Irish language is the primary language spoken here. Road signs, for example, are all in Irish language. The tour includes all the important highlights on the Dingle peninsula such as the Connor Pass, Ferriter's Cove, Gallarus Oratory and the Blasket Centre. We will pass many colorful villages such as Dingle, Castlegregory, Dunquin and Annascaul. Your guide can point you to excellent restaurants and bars in these places to stop for a tasty lunch, Irish pint of plain, or coffee.

$30.76 Day Trips & Excursions

Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Day Tour

From Slea Head one 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. However, these remote islands have been uninhabited since the 1950’s following an evacuation. This Western end of the peninsula is a Gaeltacht area that has produced a number of nationally notable authors and poets: O’Siochfhradha and Peig Sayers among others. Being an Irish speaking district traditional customs are still very much alive. The Peninsula exists because of the band of sandstone rock that 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 outside the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, Mount Brandon at 951m, forms part of a beautiful high ridge with stunning views over the peninsula and North Kerry.The Dingle peninsula is named after the town of Dingle. The peninsula is also commonly called Corca Dhuibhne even when those referring to it are speaking in English. Which means “seed or tribe of Duibhne” (an Irish personal name), takes its name from the tuath (people, nation) of 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 the chief port of Kerry 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 – for example, the Gallarus Oratory in the very west of the peninsula near the village of Baile an Fheirtearaigh in Ard na Caithe.Again this is an ideal opportunity for your to forget about the left hand side of the road and let our knowledgeable and friendly guides take care of you for the day. The tour returns to Killarney in the evening approx 17.00h.

$51.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Dingle and Blasket Visitor Center Tour from Killarney

All aboard for a spectacular small-group tour of the Dingle peninsula. Explore a landscape dotted with amazing scenery as you are taken off the beaten track to experience the real Dingle. The tour starts in Killarney and lets you experience Dingle in a different way with a voyage along the wild coastline of Dingle. Take in the stunning views of the dramatic and wild coastline before taking a visit to the Blasket Island visitor center to learn about the extraordinary lives of the inhabitants of the island who lived there up until 1953.In the afternoon, take the time to wander around the vibrant and colorful streets of Dingle before returning to Killarney. A truly mesmerizing tour that will fascinate you at every turn.

$64.09 Day Trips & Excursions

Dingle Peninsula Private Tour from Kenmare

The "Slea Head Drive" is a spectacular scenic route on the Dingle Peninsula in South-West Ireland. A private tour with us is the perfect way to enjoy it. You can be fully in charge of the itinerary . Where do we stop for pictures? Stop here for lunch? It is up to you to decide. Our tour includes sights and attractions that you cannot reach on a coach tour, for example the Connor Pass.The Dingle peninsula gets is name from the largest town on the peninsula. The peninsula is often called Corca Dhuibhne, even by English speaking people. It means "tribe of Duibhne". On the peninsula there are two mountain ranges: the Slieve Mish Mountains in the east, and another range of mountains in the west that has no name. Mount Brandon is the tallest mountain in Ireland after the peeks of the MacgillyCuddy Reeks outside Killarney.The Connor Pass is an absolute highlight that cannot be missed. It starts just outside the town of Dingle and ends on the other side of the peninsula near the village Castlegregory. It is Ireland's highest mountain pass. It is a narrow, twisting road surrounded by sharp drops and lakes. As such, coaches are prohibited from driving this road.Just off the very westernmost point on the peninsula you will find the Blasket Islands. Until the 1950s these islands were inhabited and from Dunquin, on the mainland, you can still see the remains of the main village on the Great Blasket island. Many of the old inhabitants became famous writers and poets and the Blasket Centre has a fascinating exhibition on the litterary heritage of the islands.A large part of the peninsula is designated as a so called "Gaeltacht". This means the Irish language is the primary language spoken here. Road signs, for example, are all in Irish language. Our tour includes all the important highlights on the Dingle peninsula such as the Connor Pass, Ferriter's Cove, Gallarus Oratory and the Blasket Centre. We will pass many colourfull villages such as Dingle, Castlegregory, Dunquin and Annascaul. We can point you to excellent restaurants and bars in these places to stop for a tasty lunch, Irish pint of plain, or coffee.

$541.17 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Celtic Voyage Tour from Killarney

Explore and experience the Kingdom of Kerry on this wondrous Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Journey through the magical landscapes of Killarney, Dingle and the Ring of Kerry, and discover truly amazing adventures, breathtaking scenery and a vibrant Gaelic culture. The small group tour departs from Killarney city centre and starts with an all action coasteering adventure on the Ring of Kerry exploring vast ocean caves and spectacular archways in the Wild Atlantic. Meandering off the beaten track you through picturesque villages you will get to see the true Ring of Kerry and meet its vibrant people. Jumping over to the Dingle peninsula the tour brings you on a coastal walking tour with eye-catching views of the world renowned Blasket Islands. You will get to explore this peninsula's many archaeological and historical wonders that are nuzzled into this breathtaking landscape before taking the time to experience the culturally vibrant and colourful town of Dingle. Your final adventure takes you on a fabulous kayaking tour to Innisfallen Island on the Lakes of Killarney. Let your eyes feast on the lakes astounding background of glistening green hills and glaciated formed valleys that roll down to the lakes edge. Experience the lakes beautiful wildlife diversity and unearth the amazing historical past of Innisfallen Island. Embark on a truly spectacular discovery of wild ecological wonders and magnificent adventures through the Celtic heartland of Ireland.