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  • Ballyferriter and Glogher Strand(beach)
    Glogher Strand at Ballyferriter - Dramatic waves and winds of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Conor Pass - Kerry
    View from the top of Conor Pass looking towards Cloháne and Brandon Bay.
  • The Blasket Islands
    The Blasket Islands, the most westerly point in Ireland - next stop America.
  • The beautiful Inch beach
    Heading for the water on Inch beach, a 5 kilometre stretch of beach and dunes.
  • Mount Eagle - Dingle
    Mount Eagle on the Dingle Peninsula overlooking Coumenoole beach.
  • Dingle Peninsula view towards the south
    View towards the sea to the east of Dingle Town, on the south coast of the Dingle Peninsula.
  • 4 Man boat - Dingle regatta
    A team of 4 preparing for their race during the Dingle Regatta.
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Starting from Tralee and travelling along the N86 the first is Derrymore Strand, a narrow strip of beach, some 6km long, with a small car park. After Camp continue onto the R560 towards Castlegregory. Approximately 3 kilometres after Camp look out for the Beach sign and turn right. This leads to a fine sandy beach with occasional good surfing. At Castlegregory turn right off the R560, drive though the village and on to the Maharees, a small peninsula. There is a good watersports school here and equipment can be hired from the surf shop. The beach on the north side is magnificent, the longest in Ireland at over 11 kilometres, great for watersports with wonderful surfing. Leaving the Maharees and Castlegregory continue on the R560 towards Conor Pass(great views at the top here) and on to Dingle. Two choices here, head west on the R559 to Ventry beach, a wide sweep of sand, but not to much room when the tide is in, or head east on the N86 to Inch. The beach here(used as a location in the film Ryans Daughter) is a broad sweep, backed by sand dunes, over 2miles long with plenty of room for everyone, sometimes good for surfing and more often for kite surfing. The Dingle Peninsula is just over 20 kilometres at its widest point. Its spine, Slieve Mish Mountains, is a range of with Brandon mountain(Irelands second highest, you can walk to tho top) at the end. There are 4 roads traversing the mountains from north to south, one main road, the other 3 narrow winding and bumpy. If you're adventurous take one of the narrow roads. The peninsula boasts an impressive number of archaeological sites, bronze and iron age as well as early Christian. Some of the sites worth a visit include; Dunbeg Fort, in a dramatic location, construction was thought to have been started in 800 BC, Gallarus Oratory, built without mortar and in the shape of an upturned boat, is an early Christian church built approximately 1200 years ago, close by is Gallarus Castle a tower house built around the 15th century, Riasc Monastic Settlement, the ruins of a 6th century monastery. Visit Corca Dhuibhne Regional Museum in Ballyferriter and learn more about the archaeology and heritage of the Dingle Peninsula.