Meet the Maker

Meet Artisan Food Producers in the Dingle and Kerry region. This tour invites you to join an exploration of the food and beverage producers “back west” of Dingle town. This four hour drive tour blends tastings with the local gems and dramatic scenery. We visit sites along a uniquely local part of the Slea Head Drive with a drive to Ballydavid village and Riasc’s splendid sights.

This drive tour allows you to experience a crystal cutting demonstration, a working farm where you can purchase fresh produce directly from the producers and meet the couple who have lived in the area all their lives beneath Mount Brandon. And a guided tour of the first microbrewery in Kerry where you will meet the first female brewer in Ireland.

This drive tour is peppered with photo stops and a spiritual site for good measure.

NOTE: As we are visiting a working farm and small artisan food producers we must have a minimum of 7 people for a booking to honour the value of what they do.


  • Cheese farm visit

  • Demo with Dingle Crystal craftsman

  • Working farm visit

  • Visit spiritual sites

  • 3 tastings at a local Micro Brewery

The Route

Discover an off the beaten path approach to the Slea Head Drive exploring Brandon Creek, Ballydavid, West Kerry Brewery, Riasc, Dingle.

Blue route on map.

Meeting Point

Arranged on booking


We had a great tour with Deirdre! She was so knowledgable and took us to some great places. We would highly recommend booking with her if you are in the area.

Brian Jackelow

Dee led us on a magical journey through the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Her knowledge of the area, attention to comfort, pace and interests of her guests were impeccable. She provided more than a litany of facts – she provided stories, music, myths and context that made the area come.

Christine Lienert

Out tour guide Deirdre was on time (in fact early) to “meet” my virtual tour. She was well informed both with the current local information and with historical background. Even though the weather wasn’t great the day of our tour, Deidre made out trip interesting and enjoyable. I strongly suggest getting the cinnamon roll recipe from her as well!

Cindy (Activity Director from Oregon, USA)