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Day Trip to Dingle Peninsula and Slea head

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Dingle is a pretty town, situated on a peninsula, 70km north of Killarney. National Geographic once described the area as ‘the most beautiful place on Earth’. With its breathtaking scenery, lively traditional pubs and colourful art and craft shops the town is popular with both Irish and international visitors.

 

Visitor attractions in the town

 

  1. Dingle Aquarium- home to a large variety of fish including sharks, seahorses and piranha fish. Very popular among children.
  2. Traditional pubs- try out fresh fish during the day or enjoy fantastic traditional music sessions at night.
  3. Fungi the dolphin- preferring to swim alone Fungi came to Dingle in1984 and has been the only dolphin to stay there ever since.
  4. Saint Mary’s Church- a beautiful church built in neo-Gothic style.

 

The Dingle peninsula & Slea Head

 

The Dingle Peninsula is a ‘Gaeltacht’ area where most people speak Irish as their first language. Your tour will take you to the most westerly point in Ireland passing magnificent beaches and dramatic mountains. Places of interest here include The Blasket Islands, Gallarus Oratory (an early Christian church from the 6th century) and The Beehive Huts (tiny houses over 4,000 years old). The film ‘Ryan’s Daughter was filmed on Slea Head on the peninsula in 1970. On the way home you will stop off at Inch beach to stretch your legs and enjoy the Atlantic breeze!

 

 

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