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Slea Head is a promontory in the westernmost part of the Dingle Peninsula, located in the barony of Corca Dhuibhne in southwest County Kerry, Ireland. It belongs to Munster’s province (County Kerry) and is served by the R559 road; the nearest villages are Ballyickeen and Coumeenoole. The headland itself, together with the larger part of Mount Eagle’s southern slopes is formed from steeply dipping beds of the pebbly sandstones and conglomerates of the Slea Head Formation, dating from the Devonian period and traditionally referred to as the Old Red Sandstone. Just to the northwest of Slea Head is Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland. Slea Head is a well known and recognized landmark and also a very scenic viewpoint, with a dramatic view of the Blasket Islands. The Slea Head Drive is one of the Dingle Peninsula’s most stunning routes. En route are several famous landmarks such as Ventry Beach, Pre-historic Fort and Beehive Huts, The Dingle Famine Cottage, views of the Blaskets Islands and Coumenole Beach and Gallarus Oratory.
- This is almost the westernmost point of Ireland, with great view of Atlantic Ocean on the west, making it quite a unique place itself.
- Visibility of the sunset cannot be any better.
- Although it is almost the westernmost point of Ireland, luckily it is connected to the main road and therefore it is very easy to get to by car. It is still a very long drive though if you are heading there from a major city.
- It is quite difficult to find any one near the area of Dingle, so you won’t expect many to turn up at this place either.
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