It is a long and scenic drive to the Dingle Peninsula by car but you won’t be disappointed!
Once you pass over the bridge at Blennerville or Castlemaine and turn west you are leaving the mainland of Ireland and entering into another world. When you drive onto the Peninsula you will notice the roads are different to the national routes.
Allow more time for your journey as maps don’t show how narrow and windy roads are with varying conditions, and hilly terrain. If you are driving onto the Dingle Peninsula by day or at night, slow down and expect the unexpected. Around every bend you can find the things that make this place so charming, a breath-taking view, sheep basking on the warm tarmac, cows being taken to be milked, cyclists or walkers or an antique tractor moving silage.
Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance have published a Driving Guide to the Peninsula in brochure form which is available from members across the Peninsula and which we have included below. Click here to view or download as a pdf Driving Guide PDF
The guide includes Driving advice under the following categories
- Driving Tips
- Driving the Conor Pass
- Driving Slea Head
- Driving on The Clasach
- Special Advice for Driving Buses, Coaches, Motor Homes or Camper Vans on the Dingle Peninsula
- Understanding Road Signs
We are delighted you have decided to visit the magnificent destination of the Dingle Peninsula. We have put together this information advising on best practice when travelling around the peninsula, especially during our peak season when traffic congestion can lead to time delays for all. DPTA/ CTCD wishes to thank Kerry County Council for their time and support in the development of the Dingle Peninsula Driving Guide
We want you to have pleasant memorable experiences of your time spent in this special part of the world.