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 12 people.
We will take you to the sites in our 16 seater bus, which due to any lingering Covid fears we are not filling to capacity.
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.
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.
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.
In his legendary guidebooks, Rick Steves gives a three star rating to Sciuird Archaelogical Tours – which classifies it as ‘a must see’.