The day we went to Dingle
By Judy Evans
July 10, 2019 7:18pm CST
On one of our visits to Ireland, we travelled from Dublin down to Dingle in County Kerry in the south. To get there we chose to go over the Conor Pass. The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the peninsulas and the westernmost point of Ireland is at Dunmore Head, past the town of Dingle. Conor Pass is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, connecting Dingle on the south-west of the peninsula with Brandon Bay and Castlegregory on the north-east. It is narrow and twisting. Near the highest point, the road is reduced to one lane with pull-offs to one side or the other. I found it exhilarating to drive. The road weaves round sheer mountain cliffs. The scenery is incredible. Because it is so difficult to pass each other, vehicles over two tonnes are not allowed to use the road. Dingle itself is a lovely village with very colourful buildings, attractive shops and a colourful harbour. You can also find donkeys in unusual places. We stayed in a Bed and Breakfast close to the middle of town. The scenery around the coast takes your breath away. The photo shows the view from high on Conor Pass.
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• Moses Lake, Washington
My husband just reminded me that the song "Keep your hands off red haired Mary" is about the town of Dingle. My husband and I intend to get to Scotland and Ireland some time, some way, some day. You give a lively description. If we get over there, we'll hire you to drive us on the narrow roads.
• East Tawas, Michigan
What a lovely view, from Conor Pass! My dad's two sisters went to Scotland and Ireland, about twenty five year ago. It was a once in a life-time trip and they were mesmerized by the beauty:) Someday, Jay and I want to visit Ireland, after he retires.