Dingle Peninsula: County Kerry, Ireland

I just realised I never uploaded a post from that wonderful trip I took with my parents just before moving to Tasmania, you know…..back in March 2015!! Whoops!

My parents (the wonderful people that they are, Hi Mom! Hi Dad!) offered to drive me down early and do a little road trip around the Ring of Kerry and beyond. I put up a post about the Iveragh Peninsula peninsula before if you’d like to see some more of the beautiful county of Kerry.

I could go into great detail about the places we visited but you know what they say, a picture tells a thousand words, so I’ll let the images do the talking. However for those of you wanting more information….OK……here’s what you do.

  1. Fly to Ireland
  2. Drive to Kerry
  3. Drive around the entire coastline
  4. Thank me later 🙂

The internet is full of articles on almost every inch of this planet and countless books have been written on every country you can visit. But there’s one thing they can’t give you. The experience of actually going there and being in the place, finding your own adventure whilst there and making it your own.

Aaaaaanyhoo without further ado, let’s take a look at the Dingle Peninsula shall we? Dingle is of course famous for a certain dolphin called Fungi, who we saw while I was on a fishing trip with my friends for a stag weekend! Good times. I can’t share those photos though 😀 Highlights for me? The Slea Head drive for sure, absolutely amazing! The majority of photos below are from that part of the peninsula. The Conor Pass which lies to the North East of Dingle is spectacular also.

Somewhere along the way onto the Dingle Peninsula.
Inch Beach.
Nature’s version of walking on Lego.
I’m a sucker for layers in the landscape.
Surfs up! The West coast of Ireland is a bit of a mecca for surfers. Ireland? Surfing? Really James? Yes…..really haha 🙂
Cows, a beach, a ruined castle. Classic Irish scene.
Pretty windows abound in the rural towns of Ireland.
Now THAT’S a shop front and a half!
The wild power of the Atlantic is on show throughout the peninsula.
This random spot in the back of beyond and of course my parents bump into old family friends 🙂 I was busy watching the weather and waiting for it to clear enough to see the majestic scenery around us.
The seabirds get the best views.
Them bones them bones need…calcium.
Geologists would love this spot.
The picture postcard harbour at Dunqin, complete with traditional currachs (wooden framed boats that were traditionally lined with animal skin).
Yes, tourists have tried to drive down this……No, it did not go well for them 🙂
It’s fascinating to look back on these photos two years later and see the differences and similarities between the Irish coastline and Tasmania’s.


A shamrock made out of horseshoes. How lucky can ya get?
The view inside a beehive hut or Clochán which are absolutely fascinating structures.
They don’t make em like that anymore. Which is good because this doorway was feckin’ tiny!
Lobster pots drying out in the sunshine…..in between rain showers.
Trying to find the pot of gold in these parts is a bit risky.
The weather closing in over Dingle.
The original Segway version 1.0 left a lot to be desired.
Phwoarrrrrrr landscape! Conor Pass is another must see in the area.
That light! *Heavy breating* Again from the Conor Pass.

The trip around the Dingle peninsula was all too brief and this is an area I’m dying to get back to and have a proper explore of, including hiking the mountains and hills you see in these photos. I’m always drawn to mountains, I think I may have been a goat or something in a previous life 🙂

If you’d like to find out more about the Dingle Peninsula, check out the official tourism website here



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