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
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.
Don’t forget to take lots of photos and use #DinglePeninsula and #WildAtlanticWay
‘An Clasach’ is the route between Ard A’Bhóthar and Dún Chaoin. This route is Local Access ONLY.
In addition to the general Driving Tips for the Dingle Peninsula Coaches, Camper Vans and Motor Homes are requested to follow the following driving etiquette:
Much of the Dingle Peninsula 'Chorca Dhuibhne' is a Gaeltacht area where Irish is the first language, hence road signage will be in the Irish language. The following list of the English version of towns and villages may prove helpful:
DINGLE PENINSULA TOURISM ALLIANCE – PROMOTING THE DINGLE PENINSULA TOGETHERComhaontas Turasóireachta Chorca Dhuibhne – Ag cur Corca Dhuibhne chun cinn le chéile
Do come and stay!
We are very happy to help guide you to your idyllic holiday or short break on the Dingle Peninsula. Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance, a marketing co-operative owned and managed by its members across the peninsula, have produced this website to provide you, our visitors with the most up to date information you need to plan and enjoy your visit.
If you cannot find the information you need, or have a question you would like answered, please feel free to contact us.
+353 (0)66 915 2448
Comhaontas Turasóireachta Chorca Dhuibhne
Aonad 4, Páirc Gnó na Coille, Daingean Uí Chúis, Contae Chiarraí, Éire