Expect the unexpected when driving on the peninsula!
Before travelling to the Dingle Peninsula, we suggest you read our new 'Driving Guide', especially if you are travelling during peak season, the summer months of June, July and August. You can also download the full colour guide here here
Speed limits and road signs
In Ireland speed limits and road distances are measured in kilometres.
The main speed limits in force in the peninsula are:
- 50 kph (31.1 mph): in built-up areas.
- 60 kph (37.3 mph): a "special" limit applied in certain areas such as narrow bridges or outside schools.
- 80 kph (49.7 mph): for local and regional routes. This applies to the majority of roads outside of built-up areas.
- 100 kph (62.2 mph): for national routes. This only applies in the peninsula to the main N86 Dingle-Tralee road outside of built-up areas.
Click on the image below to download a table of distances in miles and kilometres for most of the destinations on the peninsula.
To download a road map of the peninsula, follow this link:
Petrol (gasoline) stations on the Dingle Peninsula
There are a limited number of petrol stations on the peninsula. In particular, it should be noted that there are no fuel stations west of Dingle. Therefore, drivers should ensure that their vehicle has sufficient fuel before beginning a journey such as driving the Slea Head Drive. In Europe petrol is measured in litres. 1 litre is equivalent to 0.26 U.S. gallons, or 0.21 U.K. gallons.
A Guide to Driving in Ireland
Whether you are an Irish native or a welcome visitor, it's important to know how to negotiate Ireland's roads. To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, Liberty Insurance have put together a handy guide to driving in Ireland, and have asked us to share it with you.