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Below we am going to share the top five recommended hikes to get the best views the Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland and even the world has to offer.

Mount Brandon

Key Information

Time: 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.

Level: Difficult

Starting Point: Click here



Measuring in at 934 m (3064 feet),Mount Brandon is the second highest mountain in Ireland and as you can see is worth every step. There are 13 stations of the cross on route to the summit with number 14 located on the very top as you can see from the following image captured during the summer months.

On a clear day Mount Brandon has some breath-taking views of the Blasket Islands, Mount Eagle and even An Fhear Marbh but be mindful to check the weather before attempting to climb.

A must on any trip to Dingle if you have the time.

Peddlers Lake

Key Information

Time: 30 minutes

Level: Easy

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The Connor Pass (456 m) is one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland with the R560 taking you in and out of Dingle town. It is a must drive if you want to see some of the best scenery the peninsula has to offer.

One of the famous locations to stop at and take in the amazing backdrop the Conor Pass has to offer is Peddlers Lake, giving you an amazing view of Mount Brandon, and the surrounding lakes below.

Mount Eagle (Back Side)

Key Information

Time: 2 hours

Level: Moderate

Starting Point: Click Here

*(park in the Slea Head viewing point car park and walk back the road you came from to find the starting point).

One of my personal favourite spots to hike around the peninsula is the back side of Mount Eagle (516 m).

There are two routes to get to the top of this mountain with the lesser known pathway the much more spectacular as demonstrated by the visual attached. The route overlooks the Blasket Islands, An Fhear Marbh and Coumeenole beach.

Dunmore Head


Key Information

Time
: 2 hours

Level: Easy

Starting Point: Click Here


You can never spend enough time around this amazing place with an easy walk/hike to embark on. Amble parking space is available and you can take a walk down to the pier and along the beach which will take your breath away, especially when the tide is out.

Secondly you can hike over Dunmore Head giving you the best possible vantage point of the Blasket Islands without leaving dry land.

Eask Tower

Key Information

Time: 1 hour

Level: Moderate

Starting Point: Click Here

Photo Credit: Florian Walsh


One way to view Dingle from a completely alternative perspective is to venture up to East Tower opposite Dingle town.

Eask Tower is a historical landmark that was built in 1847 and was utilised to guide boats into the harbour. As you can imagine it has one of the best vantage points of Dingle town from one end and of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking South Kerry from the other.