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Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The beaches, cliffs, islands, and historical sites along this drive are well worth the drive. It is not a particularly long drive, though it takes longer due to many stops and going slow through the narrowest spots. I had already driven for a week in...More

Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Dingle Peninsula loop trip AKA Slea Head Drive was the most beautiful drive we made during our 10 day driving tour of Ireland & Northern Ireland. We loved all the stops along the way - unexcavated ring forts, beehive huts, the Skelligs on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving around the Dingle Penninsula gave so many dramatic, beautiful views. Be careful to drive slowly and watch for oncoming cars. The drive was about 2 hrs., more or less depending on stops. A must see! We prefered this to Ring of Kerry because it...More

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I myself hymned and hawed about doing this as I’m a Canadian driver who’s not yet settled into the left side of the road thing, so like the title - Just Do It!!!! It’s freakin beautiful, not scary at all, and a *must do* There...More

Thank VancouverZengirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice easy drive of a couple hours with some fantastic scenery. There are a couple of things to see - ring forts, beehive dwellings, slea head. The oratory was so-so. Otherwise a great way to spend an afternoon or morning

Thank shazbut
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked round Slea head on a very blistery day. The trail runs above the road. It is not hard. The views are quite spectacular. A small section was along the road but mostly above the fields. Amazing views.

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting used to driving on the right isn't really an issue on many parts of Slea Head Drive, since there's only about a lane and a half width anyway. The views are spectacular and the other drivers are very friendly, using the "pull-offs" on the...More

Thank phil753
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are sure glad we made this part of our trip to Ireland. The views are stunning and there are so many places to stop and visit as well as just pull offs to take pictures or stretch the legs. Another must for any Ireland...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely drive. We orinally signed up for the tour bus and decided to drive it ourselves based on our B&B hosts suggestion. Very glad we did. The roads are fine to drive, we have a small suv and didn’t have any problems....More

Thank MargoSpencer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an utterly spectacular drive, with panoramic ocean views, dramatic cliffs, and of course, beautiful, vivid greenery. There are a few spots where the road is quite narrow and maneuvering was a bit scary, but it was totally worth it. Wouldn't miss it for...More

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Joe R
17 July 2018|
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Response from rlowry8208 | Reviewed this property |
We drove with the busses. We left a bit ahead of them around 8:30 they did catch up because we pulled over a lot. It is nice to get behind one occasionally because the roads are narrow and they clear the way since cars have... More
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
We stopped near Ventry at the Relics of 1845 Famine and then the Prehistoric Beehive Hut Fahan Group. Great sea views, cool buildings and grazing animals add to the experience. Head to the Great Blasket Centre. It is a... More
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ACLovesSD
1 March 2017|
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Response from Nancy J | Reviewed this property |
It is basically a big loop leaving from and returning to Dingle. You need to give yourself a minimum of 4-5 hours to do it justice.
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