Sheep Highway

Sheep Highway
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sheep, dunquin pier, dingle Dunquin Pier (dun Chaoin)

Ireland · Sheep Highway

Dun Chaoin pier (or more commonly known as Dunquin pier) is a small launch point for the inflatable ribs to get to the boats (anchored 200 yards out) that go to the Great Blasket Island. It is really only a launch site for ribs / small boats (I don’t think that a larger boat could actually tie up at the Dunquin pier side). Path down is only 15 mins and has very beautiful scenery (one of the most photographed sights in the area). While the path down to the pier itself is very safe (full concrete walls on either side and concrete ground) it is very steep. Very unfit people (or people of very poor disposition) might find it too hard going back up. What made this pier famous was a photo taken of sheep coming up the narrow steep path from the pier (google Sheep Highway, Dunquin Pier) which became one of the most popular Irish postcards in history (and repeated by many tourists).