Ireland: Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula

06/20/2021 through 09/12/2022
06/20/2021 through 09/15/2022
Intrepid Travel

Ireland: Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula

This section of Ireland packs a real cultural and historical punch. Welcome to the Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula – a land of rolling hills, serene beaches, national park and lakeside castles, all ready for you to explore. Embark on a five-day Intrepid adventure from Dublin, heading to the charming and historic Killarney region, along the rugged Ring of Kerry, and arriving at the scenic Dingle Peninsula. On the way, appreciate the history and local lore of Ross Castle, meet a custodian of Sean-nós singing in Dingle town, and spend the evenings doing as locals do – a hearty meal a the pub. It’s a quintessential Irish experience in its southwest reaches, but with some unique inclusions and a local leader to show you the best of what’s around.

Activities

  • Killarney – Leader-led Orientation Walk
  • Killarney – Welcome Dinner at Local Pub
  • Killarney – Whiskey Tasting Session with your Leader
  • Killarney – Private Visit to Ross Castle with Local Guide
  • Dingle – Sean-Nos Singing Experience
  • Ring of Kerry – Seaweed Foraging Experience & Snacks
  • Ring of Kerry – Day Trip
  • Dingle Peninsula – Gallarus Oratory Visit
  • Dingle Peninsula – Blasket Centre Visit
  • Dingle Peninsula – Day Trip
  • Dingle Peninsula – Slea Head Hike

Highlights

  • Explore the rugged coast of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula, with plenty of time spent walking by the clifftops and stopping at scenic viewpoints. This is the best of Europe’s most westerly reaches.
  • Gain an insight into the O’Donoghue clan and historical significance of the Killarney region with an included private visit to Ross Castle, situated on the banks of Lough Leane.
  • Be treated to a traditional Gaelic experience, joining with a custodian of Sean-nós singing in Dingle town. They will explain the importance of their music and show you their craft, sung in the Irish language.
  • Meet with a seaweed expert on your way to the Dingle Peninsula, taking a walk along the beach and discovering the region’s history, as well as the importance of seaweed foraging. Seaweed-based snacks included!
  • An Irish adventure wouldn’t be complete without some hearty pub visits. Enjoy an included meal at a traditional pub in Killarney. You’ll have plenty of time to keep exploring – or eating – at your own pace.

Itinerary

Day 1 Dublin / Killarney
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Day 2 Killarney
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Day 3 Ring of Kerry / Dingle
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Day 4 Dingle Peninsula / Dingle
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Day 5 Dingle / Tralee
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