cows are not impressed by this view of Great Blasket Island
the white cross at Slea Head
not to hold a baby lamb but to see some beehive huts
the fantastic scenery at Coumeenoole
on the scenic Slea Head drive between Ventry and Slea Head we make a stop
the lush valleys, source of the famous irish butter
the fantastic panorama at Clogher Head
a view of the coastline towards Slea Head
The Dingle Peninsula
, locally known as Corca Dhuibhne, is a 50 km long stretch of land that protrudes into the Atlantic Ocean
at Ireland's south-west coast.
With a solid mountain range as backbone, the peninsula's coastline sports towering and steep cliffs
but also long stretches of nice sandy beaches. To the west the now uninhabited Blasket Islands
form Europe's most westerly territory.
Dingle Peninsuta, with Dingle at its centre, is a Gaeltacht
, one of the few remaining regions in Ireland where Irish is
still the primarily spoken language.
The landscape is incredibly diverse, from the sandy beaches at Inch
, the lush inland glacier
valleys to the fantastic panoramas at the rugged coastlines at Coumeenoole
and Clogher Head.
Several prehistoric or early Christian
sites feature Ogham stones, ringforts, beehive refuges and monasteries.
We visited scenic Dingle Peninsula on a sunny day
in June 2018.
on our way to the beach at Inch Strand
they all start as baby lamb
looking towards Great Blasket Island
one of the natural coves
Slea Head Beach