Sciuird Archaeological Tours

The Dingle Peninsula Archaeological Tour

Sciuird Archaeological Tours provide a guided tour with expert interpretation on the 8,000 years of human history on the Dingle Peninsula

We run a daily tour, departing at 10am from Dingle town. Tours take up to 3 hours with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people.

We will take you to the sites in our 16 seater bus, which due to Covid, we are not filling to capacity.

The Dingle Peninsula Archaeological Tour

The Dingle Peninsula has one of the greatest concertation’s of archaeological sites in Western Europe, stretching back over the past 7000 years. It is estimated that there are almost 2500 archaeological sites on this narrow rugged finger of land jutting into the Atlantic Ocean.

Sciuird Ancient Dingle Archaeological Tours

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Tours Run Daily

We run a daily tour, departing at 10am from Dingle town. Tours take up to 3 hours with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10 people.

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Expert insight with a qualified archaeologist

Your guide Mícheál is a qualified Archaeologist with a post graduate degree from University College Galway.

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16 Seater Bus

We will take you to the sites in our 16 seater bus, which due to Covid, we are not filling to capacity.

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Interesting Sites

We bring you to interesting sites that are not overrun with sightseers. We also aim to spend as little time as possible in the bus and more time going through these wonderful sites in some detail.

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Visit at least 4 archaeological sites

On a typical tour we will visit at least 4 archaeological sites. These can include Medieval dry-stone bridge, a famine burial ground, aspects of medieval Dingle, Neolithic Rock Art, the earliest Irish alphabet written in stone (Ogham script), Sacred wells, Early Christian monastic sites, Drystone oratories, Ringforts, Beehive Huts and Medieval churches.

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We can collect you

If you are staying within 2km of Dingle town we will collect you at your accommodation and drop you back at the end of the tour. Alternatively, we can meet by the dolphin statue, adjacent to the Tourist office on the seafront. There is adequate parking nearby.

Group tours available for up to 16 people by prior arrangement.

We can arrange a longer half day or full day tour to sites throughout the peninsula.

We also do a bogland walk through the archaeological landscape of Loch a’Duín where there is extensive evidence of Bronze Age farming dating back over 4500 years.

Sciuird Ancient Dingle Archaeological Tours

Find out where the Irish came from and how they survived on this wild landscape for 12000 years

Sciuird Archaeological Tours

Micheal O Coileain: Sciuird Ancient Dingle

Meet The Guide

Mícheál

Your guide Mícheál is a qualified Archaeologist with a post graduate degree from University College Galway. He has participated in excavations, surveys & watching briefs on a wide variety of sites along the wild Atlantic way from Kerry to Donegal. He has lectured in both Ireland and the US and has taught at all levels within Ireland. He has contributed to numerous documentaries on television and radio over the past 30 years.

He has written, produced and directed a television documentary for TG4 on the Rituals of Dying in Ireland from the Stone Age to modern times – Sileadh na mBunlaoí

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
Jim Bishop

what our customers say about us

In his legendary guidebooks, Rick Steves gives a three star rating to Sciuird Archaelogical Tours – which classifies it as ‘a must see’.

Scuird Archaeological Tours

Enjoy an Amazing Tour of the Dingle Peninsula with a Qualified Archaeologist