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Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head

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  • Location: Killarney, Ireland
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3544KIL02
The Dingle Peninsula has the most rugged Atlantic coastline in Kerry and is scattered with forts and pre-historic huts such as the Gallarus Oratory.
Much of Irish heritage is maintained in this Irish (Gaelic) speaking region including traditional music and art forms. Considered by many to have some of Europe's most spectacular scenery, the peninsula also supports both a rare and unique assortment of flora and fauna.

Slea Head is the most westerly point in Europe and standing there, looking towards America, instills a feeling of excitement and empathy with the millions of emigrants who took this route.

There are splendid views around Slea Head, especially of the Blasket Islands and the scattered rocks, all part of an exploded volcanic area.

In the storms of September 1588 four ships of the Spanish Armada were driven through the Blasket Sound. One, due to great seamanship, got into shelter, followed by a second. But a third came flying through the Sound with its sails in tatters and crashed onto the two other ships, which eventually got to back Spain.

The Great Blasket island, evacuated in the 1950's, produced a number of books in Irish - a best-seller, translated as 20 Years A Growing by Maurice O' Sullivan, and a masterpiece, The Island man by Thomas O'Crohan. In this century some 60 books, mostly in Irish, have been written in the immediate area.

This is also the countryside in which the David Lean film, Ryan's Daughter, was mainly made. The film Far and Away was also made here.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Killarney
Departure Time:
10:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5:00pm

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Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head

Slea Head, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Inclusions:
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Connie O, May 2014

Our tour guy Ray was wonderful. He was informative, friendly, and funny. We loved his stories and jokes. The scenery was beautiful and he let us stop at several places and take pictures. We would highly recommend this tour.

Reviewed by: Eileen W, August 2012

Awesome! The driver/guide was informative, friendly and funny. It was a great trip.

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Tour code: 3544KIL02