Attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Slea Head

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory is one of Ireland's most beautiful ancient buildings, its smoothly constructed dry-stone walls in the shape of an upturned boat. It has withstood the elements in this lonely spot beneath the brown h…
Top Choice Ruins in Slea Head

Reask Monastic Site

The remains of this 5th- or 6th-century monastic settlement are one of the peninsula's more evocative archaeological sites, with low stone walls among close-cropped turf and drifts of white daisies revealing the out…
Top Choice Ruins in Slea Head

Kilmalkedar Church

The Dingle Peninsula's most important Christian site, Kilmalkedar, has a beautiful setting with sweeping views over Smerwick Harbour. Built in the 12th century on the site of a 7th-century monastery founded by St Ma…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Slea Head

Dún Beag Fort

The Iron Age Dún Beag fort is a dramatic example of a promontory fortification, perched atop a sheer sea cliff about 6km southwest of Ventry. The fort has four outer walls; inside are the remains of a house and a be…
Island in Slea Head

Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí), 5km out into the Atlantic, are Ireland's most westerly. At 6km by 1.2km, Great Blasket (An Blascaod Mór) is the largest and most visited. Day trippers come to explore the abandon…
Cultural Centre in Slea Head

Blasket Centre

This wonderful interpretative centre celebrates the rich cultural life of the now-abandoned Blasket Islands. It is housed in a striking modern building with a long, white hall ending in a picture window looking dire…
Lake in Rough Point Peninsula

Glanteenassig Forest Recreation Area

East of Castlegregory, these 450 hectares of woodland, mountain, lake and bog are a magical, little-visited treasure. There are two lakes; you can drive right up to the higher lake, which is encircled by a plank boa…
Museum in Slea Head

Celtic & Prehistoric Museum

This museum squeezes in an astonishing collection of Celtic and prehistoric artefacts, including the world's largest woolly mammoth skull and tusks, as well as a 40,000-year-old cave bear skeleton, Viking horse-bone…
Aquarium in Dingle Town

Dingle Oceanworld

Dingle's aquarium is a lot of fun, and includes a walk-through tunnel and a touch pool. Psychedelic fish glide through tanks that recreate such environments as Lake Malawi, the River Congo and the piranha-filled Am…
Brewery in Dingle Town

Dingle Brewing Company

Housed in a 19th-century creamery building, this terrific craft brewery launched in 2011 on 20 July – not coincidentally Tom Crean's birthday (its single brew, a crisp, hoppy lager, is named after the local Antarcti…