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Dingle Peninsula/Blasket Islands and Tralee

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The Dingle Peninsula is made of rugged mountains, dramatic cliffs, and long glacial valleys. As you drive through this wild land, you'll see stone cottages and plenty of ancient ruins. Although it has a magical feel, tear yourself away to visit the area's other top destinations—chiefly, the Blasket Islands and the lively city of Tralee.
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  • Natural Beauty
  • Great Drive


  • Spend a day driving around the Dingle Peninsula, famous for its rugged mountains, cliffs, and prehistoric ruins.
  • Dingle Town is a charming little village, packed with excellent seafood restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
  • Hop a ferry to the Blasket Islands, known for their literary heritage, as well as peace, quiet, and unspoiled surroundings.
  • Tralee, County Kerry's capital, is a lively little city, and home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.


  • In August, the Rose of Tralee International Festival attracts the Irish diaspora's beautiful women, musicians, and entertainers.

Side Trips

  • Dunbeg Fort, perched on the edge of a Dingle cliff, was an important Iron Age defense site.
  • Stop at Slea Head (10 mi/16.1 km west of Dingle Town) to admire the view of the Blasket Islands.

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