I am traveling to Ireland for 2 weeks in May 2012. There will be two of us traveling - friends - women. We will be in Dingle May 24 and May 25 (2 nights) We would like to go to Blasket Island and see Slea Head. Is it better to drive Slea Head or take a tour and let someone else drive? I am wondering if the driver (me) will be able to take in the beautiful scenery or have to concentrate on the drive most of the time. Also, I am wondering how much information we will miss by not having an informed tour guide giving us history, etc. I understand that the Blasket Island Ferry's are very weather dependent as to if they can operate or not. I have been researching Slea Head tours on TA and many people recommend Denis Ryan for Slea Head tours. I e-mailed him and he gave me a cost of 40 Euro for 2 people for 4 hour tour. He also said I should book the tour before I leave for Ireland. I really want to pick the best day that I am in Dingle to see Blasket Island and do not know how I can book a tour of Slea Head in advance without knowing what the weather will be for my Blasket Island trip. Thus my delimma. Any help and advice is greatly appreciated.