Ballyferriter (village)

Distance from Dingle Way: 1.5 km

Ballyferriter is another of the coastal communities on the Dingle Way. Its waters are sheltered by a range of cliffs more affectionately known as the "Three Sisters". The most northerly of these sisters is Binn Diarmada and it was this landmark to be the first part of Europe to greet Lindbergh as he flew the first trans-Atlantic flight in the "Spirit of Saint Louise" back in 1927. He touched down in Paris sucessfully afterwards.

Accompanying the Three Sisters is Sybil Head and at the foot of this "Ferriters Castle" can be found. Previous owner Pearse Ferriter was the Kerry commander to submit to the Cromwellians and was hanged in Killarney in 1653.

Ballyferriter has a heritage centre that provides a welcome break from walking the Dingle Way. It has exhibits on the local history of the area. Other amenities that the village has to offer include two shops, a post office, restaurant and several pubs. It is also worth noting the this is the largest of the villages left on this side of Brandon Mountain and its advisable to stock up on some of the more difficult to secure items.

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