There are over 2,500 archaeological sites on the Dingle Peninsula, spanning a period from 6,000BC through to 1700AD. The area is regarded as having one of the richest concentrations of ancient sites in Western Europe.
Sciúird (Irish Word for a Journey) Archaoelogical tours provide the opportunity to visit some of the many sites on the peninsula in the company of an archaeologist. Get a unique insight into the monuments and the people who built them.
The tour travels west of Dingle Town on the Slea Head route, which is regarded as one of the most scenic landscapes in Europe.
Operating since 1993 Sciúird Archaeological Tours is run by a Father and Son team. We take small groups on a three hour tour of the Western part of the Dingle Peninsula visiting some of the ancient sites most typical of the area.
Among the sites visited are Ogham stones, monastic sites, beehive huts, ringforts, medieval churches, holy wells, Gallarus oratory. We also stop at a location overlooking the Blasket islands and introduce visitors to the literary heritage of the islands and the Irish language