The Dingle Peninsula is located approximately 1.5 hours north of Sheen Falls Lodge. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula.
The Slea Head Drive on the Dingle Peninsula is one of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty in the world. This area which was the setting for the famous film Ryan’s Daughter has enchanted its visitors for many years. The Dingle Peninsula is rich and dense in archaeological monuments. There are almost 2000 sites spanning from the Mesolithic