It was a beautiful day for a drive around the Wild Atlantic Way! Slea Head is a circular drive around Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. The drive is pretty scary since the road is very narrow, but on a nice day, the views are spectacular.
We stopped along the coast to visit some Beehive Huts, small little stone houses built by hermit monks probably in the 12th century. From the road, you can view Slea Head, and the Skellig and Blasket Islands. We went on a short hike and rubbed our butts on a fertility stone for good luck and stopped by a couple of beaches, including Coumeenole where the movies “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” where filmed as well as Inch Beach with its spectacular 7 miles of sand. Although some people were swimming and taking surfing lessons, I just enjoyed the scenery. The cliffs of this westernmost part of Europe are unbelievable!
The small fishing town of Dingle is also very cute. It was very lively with families eager to see the mascot dolphin Fungie who sometimes show up at the bay. After exploring the many shops, I enjoyed a lunch at “Out of the Blue”, a seafood-only restaurant that has a changing menu everyday. I tried their oyster and a potato crusted Pollock with a glass of wine. Delicious! For dessert, I stopped at Murphy’s for the creamiest of ice creams.