Dingle Peninsula Road Daytrip
Dingle Peninsula Daytrip is Motorists’ Favourite
There are many trip options if you are looking to explore Ireland’s great outdoors by car. Motorists can choose from an array of well-known routes that are popular with Irish and overseas visitors. The Ring of Kerry is one of the most popular drives for those planning day trips in the country, as it offers stunning views of mountains and Ireland’s famous craggy coastline. Within mere miles of this route lies the Dingle Peninsula, which is a mountainous paradise edged with picturesque harbours and sweeping beaches.
The majority of drivers choose to travel via Tralee and Killarney when journeying to the peninsula to enjoy the sights on offer. You may also like to take the opportunity before you embark on your day out to pick up some necessities for your journey and perform some basic checks on your car. If you plan to drive for some time it is wise to make sure your tyres are at the correct pressure and your vehicle is topped up with oil and water. As well as ensuring that your car is running well, it is a good idea to take a look at your car insurance policy to make sure it has not lapsed, in case you become involved in any collisions while you are on the road.
The spectacular Slieve Mish mountain tops border the eastern edge of the peninsula and are an impressive introduction to the region. You can follow this road for a visit to Annascaul village which is home of Antrartic Explore Tom Crean before going to Dingle, as the road winds its way around the towering peaks that are great for bracing walks. Views from the mountains draw walkers from far and wide, who are keen to take in the rolling Irish countryside from significant heights. Continuing along the road to the south of Slieve Mish you will soon arrive in Dingle, which allows you to indulge in Irish culture by attending one of the many live, traditional music events held in the town.
The small cottages and winding streets charm many motorists who are keen to revel in its quaint atmosphere. You may also be lucky enough to spot a national celebrity swimming in the seas off Dingle. Fungi the dolphin is a popular visitor to the coastline and he has even had a sculpture created in his image, which has been permanently placed in the town. To return back to Tralee, you may like to take a scenic trip through the Conor Pass, which bisects the peninsular and offers great views of the surrounding mountains, as it is Ireland’s highest road. Once through the pass, you can idle away a few hours at the sweeping Brandon Bay before returning to Tralee.