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The Dingle Peninsula

Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 258 attractions in County Kerry
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Deciding between the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula if one could only do one would be difficult. Fortunately we were able to do both. Our group of 4 agreed that the Dingle Peninsula was our favorite. As we drove we had the opportunity to stop at will and we often did. The views are beyond compare. With sweeping views... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

A great drive that does not take too long. Great whatever the weather. Seeing the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains along the coast. It's a great drive. Well worth it

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East Hanover
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Dingle Peninsula was made famous by David Lean's movie, "Ryan's Daughter". We drove along the south shore of the peninsula, viewing plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. The road is extremely narrow and in places, looks directly down sheer cliffs, which can be a little nerve racking especially when you're trying to... More

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The drive was beyond beautiful. My favorite place was the Gallus Oratory where I took time to pray where so many have since the seventh century when it was built.

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It is a two hour car journey across Co. Cork and Co. Kerry to get to the Dingle Peninsula, but the journey is worth it. Take the Wild Atlantic Way (well signposted from the main road from Killarney) and visit Inch Beach and the coast, before driving through Dingle and on to the Slea Head Drive. We were lucky enough... More

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Did both the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula , have to say where I rated the Ring of Kerry a 6.5 in my last review the Dingle Peninsula rates a 9 I found it much more scenic with plenty of attractions to see along the way, it is a much quieter peninsula then the ring, and has a... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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66 attraction reviews
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We got an early start on October 15, 2013, because even though the Dingle Loop is only 30 miles around, it is approximately 40 miles to get there and 40 miles back. We were blessed with very clear skies, a smattering of clouds and about 55 degrees. The Dingle Peninsula has a remarkable preservation of over 2,000 monuments. Can't see... More

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Amherst, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

A drive through Dingle is a must. We did so with a private driver, John Liston, who is a resident and an excellent source of information, tidbits of history, and just an overall nice guy. The roads are windy and narrow, and the road at one point rerouted due to it collapsing into the ocean. We were lucky enough to... More

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Benson, Arizona
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213 reviews 213 reviews
82 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The most spectacular rugged and wild mountains you'll ever see. You'll view the famed Blasket Islands, the most westerly point of Europe and their prehistoric ring forts and Beehive huts. One of Ireland's largest Irish speaking areas. The peninsula has attracted many writers and artists for the inpiration the wild landscape offers. The movies Far and Away and Ryan's Daughter... More

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Killarney, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We loved the rugged coastline of the Dingle Peninsula although more signage to help tourists locate places would be helpful. We eventually found the Dun Quinn Pier, the rugged rocks and winding concrete path down to the ocean looked fantastic. The roads were much better to drive on than the roads on the Ring of Kerry.

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