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The Iveragh Peninsula

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The Gael Saoire The Iveragh Peninsula
Embraced by The Ring of Kerry, the vast peninsula of Uibh Ráthach (Iveragh) lies between Dingle Bay and The Kenmare River. Here is some of Ireland’s most breathtaking coastal and mountain scenery. The Gaeltacht region here covers part of the tip of Iveragh and stretches eastward back through the lovely valley of the Inny River to Máistir Gaoithe (Mastergeehy) and the pathway of ‘The Kerry Way’ walk.

At Com an Easpaig (Coomanaspig), one of the highest points on the Irish landscape is accessible by car. Coomanaspig reveals an unforgettable kaleidoscope of magnificent land and seascapes, particularly the Skelligs Rocks and Puffin Island, before the descent into St. Finan’s Bay and The Glen. The Pier in The Glen is the nearest point on the mainland to the mighty Skellig Mhichíl and a popular launch-pad for divers exploring the underwater world and splendour that surrounds this great rock island. At St. Finan’s Bay, too, is the Killemlagh Church ruin, originally built in the twelfth or thirteenth century on the site of St. Fina’s original monastery. Near Killemlagh is ‘The Pagan’s Grave’ an enclosure of standing stones. Off the road at St. Finan’s Bay in The Glen is Killabuonia Stone Oratory with some old crosses and gravestones nearby.

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