Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry

4.8
#3 of 10 in Scenic Drive in Province of Munster
Listen to the drums and fiddles echo off the cliffs on Dingle Peninsula, a landscape dominated by the Slieve Mish mountain range and rugged coastlines and known for its rich Irish music tradition. Tall, jagged cliffs rise out of the waters, while sandy beaches offer some of the best surfing in Ireland, with certain areas also safe for swimming. Hiking trails range from challenging to easy and cut across the dynamic peninsula through mountains and over plateaus. The communities that live on the peninsula offer you fine dining, art galleries, and plenty of pubs with live traditional Irish music. Consider staying more than one day on the peninsula to experience all its natural and cultural highlights. Use our County Kerry road trip planning site to add Dingle Peninsula and other attractions to your County Kerry vacation plans.
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  • Friends Dingle Peninsula is absolutely worth it. The green meadows are everywhere and incredibly green. Especially when the sun shines, everything lights up green. Dreamy. Also, there are cliffs, which are very nice here. Also the town Dingle is very nice and you can eat here very well.
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  • My family and I chose to drive the Dingle Peninsula over the Ring of Kerry and we are so glad we did. It is just beautiful and is a quicker trip than the Ring. It was a great choice for us!  more »
  • Lots to do in Dingle town. While touristy some very high quality craft shops including a cooperative shop of artists. Wonderful restaurants, some interesting history. Great pubs with lots of music  more »
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  • One of the most beautiful roadtrips in Ireland. The roads are challenging in some parts, but views are so worth it. Very crowded, a lot of tourists.
  • Spectacular views, and far less crowded than the Ring of Kerry, and does not take as long to travel thoroughly. Dingle itself is vital and vibrant, but driving along the coast is something that you cannot miss. Many places to stop to eat, to take pictures, and to ponder this rugged, spectacular coast, and to drink in this place.
  • Stunning scenery .. don't miss this area if you are in ireland. Accessible by car or bus only.
  • Pretty amazing scenery - Dingle town has become overrun with coach trips - worth stopping into Murphys for the best ice-cream in Ireland but be prepared for the crowds
  • Beautiful part of Ireland, filled with ancient churches, outdoor scenery, and lots of history. And the jewelry shop in Dingle is well worth the visit
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