Kerry Locations

The Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland and is by far the most scenic and dramatic way of entering or leaving Dingle Town. The views from the narrow and winding road are breath taking as the glaciated landscape of mountains and corrie lakes comes into view.

Dingle is the only town on the Dingle Peninsula, it nestles on the Atlantic coast about 30 miles southwest of Tralee and 40 miles northwest of Killarney. It’s most famous resident is an adult Bottlenose Dolphin named Fungie who has been courting human contact in Dingle Bay since 1983. 

Inch Beach is three miles of sandy beach where you can enjoy bathing, surfing and sea angling, all while you enjoy some of Kerry’s Panoramic views. Inch Beach has an extensive sand spit and associated dune system and is located north of Castlegregory village. The beaches have a blue flag and have lifeguards during the summer season.

Killorglin is a major activity centre for Kerry It also has one of the last Inns started by Charles Bianconi and it is right in the centre of the town. It’s called “The Bianconi” and features his famous horse carriages painted on the sign and on the inn. Killorglin Town Hall is held to have been built with the help of Andrew Carnegie.

Muckross House is a Victorian Mansion set against the panoramic beauty of Killarney National Park. The house stands close to the shores of Muckross Lake, one of Killarney's three famous lakes.

The Slea Head Drive is an extremely scenic route on the Wild Atlantic Way, that begins and ends and in Dingle town. The Slea Head Drive takes in a number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the peninsula.

Staigue fort is one of the largest and finest ring forts you are likely to see in Ireland. There are others nearby like Leacanabuaile in Cahersiveen, Lohar stone fort and Caherdaniel stone fort. Staigue stands on a low hill and commands a fine great of Kenmare Bay to the south.

Ireland West Tours have been bringing visitors to this “Hidden Gem” for many years. It was known outside mainly by the word of mouth of visitors and its own island diaspora. Things change though, so when the Google mapping van arrived and recorded Valentia’s byways and stunning vistas our little secret was out. 

"Jim was punctual, kind, knowledgeable, and very perceptive in his ability to know just what would appeal to us as a group. While Jim did the driving, we were able to see fantastic scenery. We went places we never would have found, heard unique stories and had a fabulous day!"

Liz D., New Jersey, USA

 

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