Dingle & Slea Head Day Tour
Come with us on a tour of the Dingle Peninsula and in particular Dingle Town and the Slea Head Drive.
Our tour starts at a location suitable to you. We will travel to Inch Beach for our first view of Dingle Bay. We will then drive on to Dingle Town, a lovely coastal fishing town with a lot of character and plenty to explore. From here we tour onto the coastal portion of the Slea Head Drive. This area was the location where the film ‘Ryan’s Daughter’ was filmed in the early 1970’s, and in 2016 the crew of ‘Star Wars’ came to film here too.Along this route we will see dramatic coastal scenery at Dunquin and other viewing points. We will see the Blasket Islands, and we have the option of visiting the Blasket Islands Information Centre. Here you will learn the history of island life in Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the literary tradition on the Blasket Islands.
From viewing the Blaskets we will travel through the Gaelic speaking village of Ballyferriter and onto Kilmalkeder Church – the ruins of a 12th century church within which we will see genuine ogham stones. Our tour moves onto Dingle Town for a late lunch and time to explore this lovely and very special town.
During this tour you will learn many aspects of Irish history. The views of the Atlantic Ocean on from Slea Head on a clear day can only be described as fantastic. This route is the Wild Atlantic Way at its best. Expect to come across very narrow roads which hug the coastline, your guide will navigate you safely through while you enjoy the scenery…
Dingle town is a gem. It attracts many artists and has a bohemian feel about it. Within the town it has many lovely pubs, our stop in Dingle will allow you savour the atmosphere. Listen to the locals conversing in the Irish language, but don’t worry, they will only be delighted to talk to you about life in Ireland.
This tour will last approx. 8 hours. It will travel at your pace and there will be endless opportunities for taking in the scenery and photographing the views.
Classic Ireland Guided Tours can cater for private groups from one to fifty travellers. The vehicle to be used will be of a size suitable for your group size. All vehicles are fully licensed and insured for public hire use.
Included in this trip
Your transportation and guided services to the locations listed. Meals or access to sites where payment is required is not included.
Classic Ireland Guided Tours caters for groups from one to fifty visitors. The vehicle to be used will be determined by the group size.
All vehicles utilised by Classic Ireland Guided Tours are full licensed and insured for the carriage of passengers for reward. Vehicles are tested annually for the purpose of confirming road worthiness before being being licensed for public service use.
This itinerary can be altered/amended in any way to meet the individual needs of visitors. The price will be based on number of visitors involved and vehicle required. Contact Barry for more information…
Dingle Peninsula day tour
“We hired Barry for a day tour of the Dingle peninsula for our family of 4 including 2 teenage boys. Our friends had strongly recommended Barry after he gave their family a 2 week tour of Ireland several years ago. We had rented a rental car for our visit to Ireland but it was great to give my husband a break from driving and have Barry show us around. Barry has an extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Ireland. We learned so much from him! He is a really nice guy and goes out of his way to try to make your experience a good one. We said we wanted to walk thru the gorgeous countryside of the Dingle peninsula. Even though it is not a usual part of his tour, he found us a beautiful walk. I definitely recommend touring Ireland with Barry!”