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.

 

On leaving Dingle you head on to Milltown Bridge, past the village of Ventry.  Dunbeg Fort is an ancient fortification on the route with sheer cliffs and great views.   There is an audio visual presentation and a nice café in “The Stone House”

Slea Head itself is marked by a stone crucifixion scene where there are panaromic views to South Kerry and the Blasket Islands. Dun Chaoin where some of the movie, “Ryan's Daughter was filmed has a dramatic views and you can get very close to some of the rugged jagged terrain that closely resembles that of The Skelligs. The Drive continues north and east from Dún Chaoin through Ballyferriter. The route now heads eastward, passing close to a number of ancient monuments, such as the excavated early Christian site at Reasc, and Gallarus Oratory.

At Feohanagh a bridge is crossed and the route brings you to Brandon Creek. This inlet was the reputed starting point of the voyage of Saint Brendan to America, long before Columbus. The Drive now heads south and runs along the foot of Mount Brandon, the second highest mountain in Ireland before rejoining  the main road south to Dingle.

"I called Jim at Ireland West Tours looking specifically for a day touring around Galway to do photography. The minute I mentioned this to Jim, he started talking about light and times of day and I knew I was on to the right person! I trusted Jim with the places he recommended and he did not let me down!"

Jan M., Drogheda, Ireland

 

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Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"We have travelled quite a bit and taken many tours. This tour is top notch and Jim is a master tour guide. And yes, we fed gorgeous Connemara ponies and adorable donkeys. It's incredible value, makes a great use of your time and is like hanging out with an old friend."

Mfarquar, Massachusetts, USA

 

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