1- Slea Head
There is so much to see and do around Slea Head on the Dingle Peninsula, the most westerly headland in Europe!
- Eask Tower
- Ventry Village
- Magnificent views of the Blasket Islands
- The Blaskets heritage centre
- Star Wars Set Location
- Visit a local sheep farm and hold a baby Lamb!
You can drive the loop or choose to enjoy a wonderful hike around one of the richest areas of archaeology in this region, with its numerous beehive huts and promontory forts.
2 – Gallarus Oratory
The Gallarus Oratory is located in the heart of the Dingle Peninsula. It is one of Irelands best preserved, most iconic, early Christian churches. Over 1000 years old this inspiring building constructed entirely from dry stone. Making it the architectural highlight of the Slea head drive. Enjoy breathtaking views of Smerwick harbour, The three sisters and Mount Brandon.
3- Mount Brandon
Steeped in Irish Mythology and Pagan History, the most scenic walking route to the summit of Mount Brandon (952m or 3.123 feet), Irelands 9th highest mountain is the from Faha near Cloghane Village. It is one of the best and fascinating mountain walks along the Wild Atlantic Way. This makes for a strenuous but extremely rewarding 8.5km (4 hour) hike.
4 – Dingle Pubs!
There are lots of charming pubs all over the Dingle Peninsula. Visit the previous home of Antartic explorer Tom Crean in .‘The South Pole Inn” Annascaul
Visit West Kerry Brewery & Brick’s Pub (Tig Bhric) – Kerrys only brew pub! Have a pint or bottle of their delicious beer – Our favourite is the Beal Ban!
There are a few truly iconic pubs in Ireland, whose name is known to more or less every person in the land. However, Dick Mack’s is one of those pubs and worth a visit to even just watch a custom leather belt being made in the shop half of the pub!
Nestled under Mount Brandon on the pier at Brandon Village is ‘Murphys Bar‘ – A 5th generation family run pub, grab a Guinness & crab sandwich while keeping an eye out the window for the dolphins who often make an appearance in the bay!