The Dingle Peninsula in Kerry, on Ireland's southwest Atlantic coast has breathtaking views and many archaeological monuments.
This visit to the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry opens with shots taken around Brandon Bay on the northern side of the peninsula. Snow is visible on Mount Brandon. This is followed by views of Connor Pass which runs from Dingle on the southern end of the peninsula towards Brandon Bay.
Shots of the village of Annascaul feature the South Pole Inn, home of the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.
The Tralee and Dingle narrow gauge railway ran through the Gaeltacht village of Lios Póil (Lispole) and a viaduct on the line still stands near the village. There is also a memorial to Thomas Ash, a member of the Gaelic League, the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a founding member of the Irish Volunteers who was born in Lios Póil in 1885.
A standing stone known as Gallán na Cille Brice or the Milestone can be seen in Milltown, a townland to the West of Dingle.
To the southest of Dingle town are the Ballintaggart Ogham Stones, a collection of stones carved with ogham, a script used around the time Christianity came to Ireland. The script consists of lines and strikes along the end of a stone which represent an early form of the Irish language. These stones may have been used as grave markers.
Further examples of ogham can be found along the driveway to Burnham House, the former estate of Lord Ventry, now the home the boarding school Coláiste Íde.
At Fán near Slea Head the clocháin or beehive huts can be explored. These circular, drystone, corbelled huts are sometimes conjoined and may have underground passages known as souterrains associated with them.
‘Summer Scene’ was a summer magazine programme hosted by Valerie McGovern and Joe MacAnthony. The programme combined musical entertainment with interesting snippets on holiday activities.
This episode of ‘Summer Scene’ was broadcast on 18 April 1968. The footage shown here is mute.