Views from Conor Pass
From Killarney we drove to our next stop on the Wild Atlantic Way; Dingle. The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. The peninsula is home to a range of mountains that makes for another adventurous (by adventurous I mean mildly scary) drive, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak. There is loads to do in and around the town of Dingle, including my favorite: visiting Fungie the dolphin. As we've visited Dingle before we stuck to mainly lunch and several helpings of ice cream. One shop we made sure to visit was Fado antiques shop where I got my engagement ring over 7 years ago. Dingle is perfect for picking up gifts for your family and friends, or just yourself with loads of craft shops dotted around. After strolling around the town, we drove up to Conor Pass. Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and is the most scenic way to drive to or from Dingle. This 1,496 ft high pass connects Dingle with Brandon Bay and Castlegregory. If you do decide to drive it though, drive slowly and carefully it's a very narrow, twisting road but it is worth the drive for the most incredible view of Dingle. However driving it should be avoided in bad weather. For a little break after driving through Conor Pass, we stopped at Castlegregory beach, another stop on the Wild Atlantic Way route. Kerry is the perfect place to find a deserted beach to relax, breath in the sea air and fill your car with sea shells!
Next Stop: Clare!