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Slea Head Drive

Ireland
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Toured slea head in July 2014. Unmissable... Recommend heading out from Dingle along the coast as if you come the other way (start at the other end and head to Dingle), it will be head on traffic with no room to manoeuvre, except reverse!

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Vancouver, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took a long afternoon and enjoyed the drive. My favorite stop was the breach, great view but too cold to swim. The road is narrow but only issue we had was the tour buses.

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Perth, Australia
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344 reviews 344 reviews
122 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This short drive of 40k takes about 3 hours plus, may be more time depending on the amount of time you wish to spend at many of the attractions. Definitely worth travelling in a clockwise direction, as the roads are narrow. Travelling in the direction of traffic avoids passing vehicles on the narrow roads. As there are many stops overtaking... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This drive has everything. Stunning scenery of this western most point in Europe; 6,000 years of history; archaeological sites encompassing the periods from Mesolithic through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, to the times of the Great Famine. Not to be missed!

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Rochester, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you'd enjoy seeing sylvan blue-green ocean views, long rolling hillside farmlands that drop off into the sea, with miles of stone wall fences dividing up farmers lots, handbuilt over the centuries, surprise vistas around every bend in the road, with a stunning white Grotto, at the farthest point west of Europe; then you won't want to miss taking the... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I recently did this drive with my boyfriend and we were very very impressed! The views are breathtaking and the hidden beaches are fantastic. I would definitely do it again. Everyone in Dingle is so warm and friendly. The food was great, not too expensive. Will definitely be coming back again. The stops along the way are great too from... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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38 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There are many places to pull over and hike or take in the view. It's not necessary to do the whole drive, but the area facing Blasket Islands is breath-taking. There is also a great walk from the Blasket Center (?).

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Ennis, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a drive not to be missed for those who appreciate stunning views of the sculpturing action of the wild Atlantic Ocean. We did the drive both clockwise and anti-clockwise (over 2 days), and thoroughly enjoyed the views from a different perspective. There are ample, well sign - posted, viewing stops along the route. The Blasket Islands Interpretive Centre... More

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

One of the best parts of my trip to Ireland. This is a gorgeous drive, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to stop along they way. It's said the drive takes about half a day, but if one wishes to stop for tea or at the beach, even for a brief stroll, the time quickly draws out.... More

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Rochester NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was easy to stop and go down to the beach, and stop to buy pottery. Not too many buses. Louis Mulcahy is not to be missed.

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