Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula

Worth seeing on any Ireland tours.

It is a peninsula in County Kerry, jutting into the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of Ireland.

The town of Dingle stands near the end of the peninsula.

Some of the most beautiful Munster Irish is spoken in the Gaeltacht areas on the peninsula.

The Blasket Islands at its western tip produced such literary classics as An tOileanach (The Islandman) by Tomas O Criomhthain and storytellers like Peig Sayers.

In 1579 a Spanish military expedition was annihilated at Dun an Oir on Smerwick Harbour , and nine years laster a Spanish Armada vessel foundered off Slea Head.

Many archaeological sites and beehive huts may be associated with an ancient pilgrimage to Mount Brandon (3, 127 feet) in honor of St. Brendan.

Tours of Ireland should include a drive around the Dingle Peninsula it is a true “must see attraction”