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Slea Head Drive

Ireland
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Driving
Owner description: Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.
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Nuriootpa South Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Loved it very windy and rugged. Weather changes all the time. Really worth doing.We were with family and they drove as it was a bit dangerous.

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Brisbane, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stunning views along this great part of Ireland. With a number of pull off areas which appear to be strategically placed to enable you to stop and take memorable photos, this is a drive well worth taking.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

In my review of the Dingle Peninsula, I suggested you do a tour and not drive it. Also, if you do a tour, you want a small van or bus that can take you down Slea Head Drive to where the waves are crashing in ... it's just spectacular!

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Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We left Dingle and took the meandering road down around the Slea Head. All I can say is SPECTACULAR - a must-see. We did it just before sunset and got to the end just as the sun went down over the horizon. It was a moving experience. I want to go back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We cycled it and it was 40K and took about 3 hours with stops. It was a Sunday morning and very little traffic. Probably the most beautiful part of the world I have ever seen. Well worth the trip and make sure you stop and look back from where you came from the views are amazing.

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Leitrim, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

what an amazing drive! spectacular scenery, amazing views of the Blasket Islands.we were there in mid October and were fortunate to have the most brilliant weather ever for that time of year.so many amazing photo opportunities.highly recommend it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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131 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were so lucky the weather was clear and mostly sunny when we travelled this incredibly beautiful stretch of Irish coastline. With the ocean on one side, farmland and mountains on the other, there are great views at every turn. There are stop points to come down and take pictures but really, you just want to keep snapping pictures all... More 

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hunter
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Although the trip to the Blasket Islands wasn't possible (tours don't run in late autumn), the tribute center on the mainland (along Slay Head) is a delight to visit, celebrating the story of the Blasket Islanders. There, one can see a short video depicting life on the islands along with other memorabilia set amidst spectacular views of the islands. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The waves, the powerful winds, the cliff scenes and islands make for beautiful scenery even in gloomy weather.

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Fort Collins, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Along the way to the Dingle Peninsula you will see signs that say strand; if you venture off-the-beaten-path, you will find some lovely beaches (strands) along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed the ocean scenery of the Dingle Peninsula, which is also the westernmost point of Ireland. Connor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and there is only room... More 

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