from Irish Vacation House!
Tim Collins leads Ron and Ellen to Pucin Wedge tomb, a breathtaking site. Sciurid Archaeological Adventures with Tim or Michael Collins 66-915-1937 or 915-1606 will take you on an unforgettable, delightful 2 1/2 hour tour of the Western or Eastern end of the peninsula. "If I could do one thing while I was in Ireland, it would be this tour!" - Marsh
Ardfert Cathedral 66-713-4711
Our visit in 2008 was a delight! A wonderful guide gave a delightful tour of the work in progress! It is a National Heritage Site site that includes free entry and tour with a Heritage Pass which you may purchase there or or Adare when you are coming from the airport.
Driving Tour of the Dingle Peninsula is a wonderful treasure for historic and Archaeological hunters. When you arrive a copy is on the mantle in the living room!
Blasket Island Center: 66-564444
On a rainy day, this place is loads of fun, with displays and artifacts from the Blasket Islands, vacated in the 1950s because of its isolation and the danger of living there. The center was designed to resemble ogham writing, and every aspect of its interior and exterior, the artwork, friendly hosts, dining service with a tasty menu, a movie and interactive displays... is a pleasure.
If you have a sunny day, spending it hiking the Great Blasket Island is another great joy which we savored in 2009.
Blennerville Windmill 66 712 1064
An historic, operating windmill with a connected exhibit on the coffin ships that carried many Irish folk to America, and killed countless others!
Spend a week or more in Ireland and explore Celtic Spirituality and History!
Kerry the Kingdom, the Kerry County Museum at Ashe Hall in Tralee 66-712-7777
Walk through the story of Ireland from prehistory to today, with life-sized dioramas, interactive exhibits, precious artifacts... We were surprised and delighted. After two visits we are still working to take the span of history we experienced and look forward to another visit! - Marsh & Cindy
Lavelle’s Skellig trips to Skellig Michael 66-947-6124
In the sixth century a dozen monks pushed off into the ocean trusting in God to provide a place for them on earth or in heaven. They landed on an island of rock rising out of the ocean like an inverted ice cream cone. There, clinging to the side or rocky cliffs they made a platform that became the home for centuries in small stone huts called clochans, and finding life through a small garden, carefully collected rain water, bird eggs... and seeking God in their isolation. Leave from Port Magee on the the Iveraugh Peninsula for this world heritage site hike!
In bad weather, or as a preparation, visit the nearby Skellig Experience, a wonderful indoor experience of the amazing island, its birds, lighthouses, and monks. A great film will bring the story to life, and a small cafeteria and gift shop will also please.
All within minutes of Irish Vacation House!