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Five Leading Hikes To Embark On Around The Spectacular Dingle Peninsula

Updated: Jul 17


The best way to really experience the Dingle Peninsulas astonishing beauty is to get you're hiking boots on and explore with many easy, medium and hard terrains at your very door step when you stay at Sraid Eoin House B&B.


Below I am going to share my 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

Photo Credit: Shane Finn


Measuring 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 by Shane Finn as the sun is just about to rise. 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.

Peddlers Lake

Key Information

Time: 30 minutes

Level: Easy

Starting Point: Click Here


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, Mullach and much more.

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 is 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

Photo Credit: Liam Og Higgins


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 view point 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.

If you need any further information on any of the following please let us know and we would be glad to help in pointing you in the right direction.


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