Relax and see Ireland with Dove Chauffeur Drive
Executive chauffeurdriven vacations in Ireland with Dave Hogan and Dovechauffeurdrive
For your own especially designed Tour of the Republic of Ireland/West and South west

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Dingle Peninsula with Chauffeurdriven vacation.


This morning we made our way to the Dingle Peninsula. The day was cold, and not nearly as nice as yesterday, but it did improve as the day went on. Here we see Gary, Cathy, Jane and John on the beach at Inch, obviously well wrapped up against the Atlantic breeze.

Cathy, enjoying the view of the green countryside not far from Dingle.

Here we have the group pictured outside Maura Houlihan's house near Slea Head. This is a great place to view the ancient Beehive Huts, which are located on Maura's land.

This is one of Maura's wonderfully preserved beehive huts, and is right beside her own house.
John and Jane inside one of the huts. The loose slab on the ground beside John actually covers a hidden tunnel which leads to an underground cavern known as a souterrain. These were used as storage areas for food and also as places to hide in the event of danger from raiders or robbers.

Seated on the wall high above the ocean at Slea Head with the now deserted Blasket Islands in the background.

This magnificent beach featured in a scene in the movie Ryan's Daughter.

I really love this view of these famine time ruins at Slea Head with the Blasket's offshore.

The day had obviously improved at this stage, as you can see from the happy faces on Cathy and Gary.

Another famine time cottage at Slea Head.

The rain and mist had returned when we reached the Conor Pass, high in the mountains at the top of the peninsula. 

Here we have another view from the Conor Pass. This is a very special place to visit, but great care is needed as the roads on the Tralee side are extremely dangerous, and very narrow.

As we made our way back to Killarney at the end of the day, my friends agreed that today was the highlight of their holiday to date. Dingle is one place that is a must to visit if you are coming to Ireland.