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“blasket islands”(59 reviews)
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Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Reviewed today

My wife and I drove ourselves along Slea Head Drive. It was great to be able to stop when we wanted and take pics of what ever we wanted. The view along the ocean was outstanding. I can't recommend it enough.

Thank cljgerry
Reviewed yesterday

Such beautiful views of the Wild Atlantic Way. My husband and I set out around 8:00 to beat some of the traffic and buses which started to appear towards the end of our drive. Keep your eye out for spots to stop off and take...More

1  Thank Chloe F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been warned that the roads on the Slea Head Drive were very narrow so decided to take. Coach tour with O’Connor’s. We had a small coach. The weather was abysmal so were glad someone else was driving. It was a 6-hour trip with...More

Thank happytraveler1528
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had seen Mizen Head, Sheep's Head, Beara and the Ring of Kerry. This Drive beats them all. Sure, it is no competition but the road is that narrow that you will not be troubled by coaches and caravans. It is even that narrow you...More

1  Thank PieterBolinder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove this ourselves. Heard horror stories but it was fine. Great places to stop along the way - Beehive huts, Druid ruins and the famine house. Each one cost 2 or 3 euros pp. worth it. The famine house was educational. The exhibits look old...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Good only because of comparison with the cliffs on other peninsulas. If not for them, would be higher on the list. Interesting artifacts along the way.

Thank NearRTP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular scenery. Being an island there are many beautiful views of the ocean north, south, east & west however this area has some of the most spectacular breathtaking views of God's creation. Worth the time & drive.

Thank pwood2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 days in Dún Chaoin and almost every hour a different view, every time we left Dún Chaoin we were in Slea Head Drive and each time it was breathtaking none more so than the 30 August with glorious sunshine on the Blaskets and Sleeping...More

Thank NFSH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on an overcast day this scenery was beautiful - worth taking a stop at commenole beach where the movie Ryan’s Daughter was filmed. Some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland!

Thank ciara736
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode this on motorbikes after riding the Connor Pass. The road is clearly marked out of Dingle and is all tarmac. We rode it anti-clockwise which meant we were always on the side of the road against the coast. The views are stunning, with...More

Thank Olwen L
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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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astonehocker
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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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