Activities in Ballyferriter Dingle Peninsula Co. Kerry Ireland

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Activities Ballyferriter Dingle Co. Kerry

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Activities near Ocean View Holiday Homes

  • walking, hiking, mountain climbing, cycling
  • pony trekking along the beaches
  • bathing at safe sandy beach nearby
  • diving, surfing, sailing, sea kayaking
  • angling at the coast; fishing trips, dolphin watching from Dingle town harbour
  • golfing nearby (18 Hole Golf Course)
  • enjoying Traditional Irish Music in the local pubs
  • visit Dingle Aquarium
  • making a boat trip to the Blasket Islands
  • visit the events during Féile na Bealtaine cultural festival: http://feilenabealtaine.ie

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Ballyferriter Dingle

Sightseeing

Dingle

County Kerry is famous for its beautiful scenery with a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. Dingle town, with its abundance of shops, pubs and seafood restaurants as well as a colourful busy little fishing harbour, is less then 15 mins away. Slea Head Drive is a exceptionally picturesque corniche road and leads you past prehistoric remains along the rugged coastline with glorious scenery including the Blasket Islands and small sandy beaches dotted among the Cliffs.
Killarney National Park and the Ring of Kerry are not to be missed and can be visited on day trips from the holiday home.
Blasket Island
The Great Blasket Island is uninhabited since 1953, but visitors can travel by ferry over to this remote and wildly beautiful place and spend several hours or all day marvelling at its natural beauty and what remains of years of human endeavour. The Blasket Centre (Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir) in Dún Chaoin (10 mins from the house) is a fascinating heritage centre/museum and celebrates the story of the Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition.

Gallarus Oratory http://feilenabealtaine.ie

Archaeology of Dingle

There are over 2,000 archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula and indeed there is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as the Dingle Peninsula. Near the village of Ballyferriter is the ancient monastery of Riasc, worth visiting to see the Inscribed Cross Slabs. Gallarus Oratory is just a couple of minutes away and regarded by many as the highlight in the archaeology of Dingle. Built of unmortared stone it is still dry inside after over a thousand years. Kilmalkedar has a 12th century Hiberno-Romanesque church with an Alphabet Stone close to the chancel door, Sundial Stone and 7th and 8th century stone crosses. Across the road is Saint Brendan´s House which dates from the 14th or 15th century. The Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne History Interactive Timeline is an exciting new community driven project which will put in place for the first time an easily accessible historical on-line tool for those interested in all aspects of the Dingle Story, from pre-history to contemporary times. From the earliest prehistoric era through the monastic period, from the Geraldine Wars to the devastation of the Great Famine right up to the present day, the lives and culture of the people of the Dingle Peninsula have provided historians archaeologists and story tellers with rich material.