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Dingle, Co. Kerry

Dingle (Irish: An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis) is a town on the Atlantic coast in County Kerry some 50 km (31miles) from of Tralee and 80 km (50 miles) from Killarney. The town is situated on a natural harbour below Slievanea mountain on the large Dingle peninsula, which lies south of the River Shannon and north of the Ring of Kerry.

Dingle is the most westerly town in Europe and is often referred to as “the next parish to America”.  Piled high with majestic mountains and fringed with quiet unpolluted beaches this colourful holiday destination is a haven for walkers, golfers, surfers, sailors, sightseers and deep sea fishermen.  The town offers a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants which make full use of the fresh seafood that is landed at the harbour each day.  This is a Gaeltacht - Irish speaking area - with something for everyone on Europe’s final Western Frontier.

Dingle offers a host of activities and attractions for the visitor including sailing, diving, dolphin spotting boat trips - Dingle's most famous resident is a wild dolphin called "Fungi", golf, beaches, horse riding and sea angling.

Visitor attractions include Dingle Ocean World, the nearby Blasket Island Centre, the Gallarus Oratory Centre - which is in a church built in the 7th/8th century and Dingle World of Leisure. Other attractions include the Louis Mulcahy Pottery Visitor Centre, a Pet Farm, the Celtic & Prehistoric Museum and the Corca Dhuibhne Museum.

 

Gardens

Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden - Valentia Island County Kerry ireland
Glanleam House & Subtropical Garden
Valentia Island, Co. Kerry
Experiencing this garden is like straying into a benign jungle where the most exotic of plants rule in wild profusion. And if ever there was a place to give a sense of other worldliness it is Glanleam. The 40 acre site on an east facing bay on Va ...
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Golf

Dooks Golf Club - County Kerry Ireland
Dooks Golf Club
Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Course Type: Links
The golf links is set out on one of the three stretches of sand dunes at the head of Dingle bay. In the immediate foreground are the sand dune peninsulas of Rossbeigh and Inch and just a few miles away the whitewashed houses of Cromane fishing vi ...
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Self Catering

Selfcatering
Dingle Marina Cottages
Dingle, Co. Kerry
The newly renovated Dingle Marina Cottages are situated just two minutes walk from Dingle Town on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. The 14 cottages are designed with comfort in mind in a traditional Irish style. Eac ...
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What's On

Dingle Farm Produce & Craft Market - County Kerry - Fridays
Dingle Market

Bridge Street, Dingle, County Kerry.

Fridays: 10am - 3pm

Contact: Mark Murphy

Tel: 087 757 8672. www.kerryfarmersmarkets.com
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Tourist Attractions

Dingle Oceanworld - Dingle County Kerry Ireland
Dingle Oceanworld
Dingle, Co. Kerry
Oceanworld Aquarium hosts Ireland's largest collection of Sharks. Other attractions include a new Polar Penguin Exhibition; an Amazonian Display including deadly Piranhas, Catfish, Pacu; Native Marine Species and Native Freshwater species and a ...
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Wedding Venues

Gormans Clifftop House & Restaurant - Dingle Wedding Venue - Exterior
Gorman's Clifftop House and Restaurant
Dingle, Co. Kerry
Beautifully situated near Smerwick Harbour on the Slea Head scenic drive and Dingle Way walking route, Sile and Vincent Gorman’s guesthouse and restaurant is a magical place for a small, intimate alternative style wedding which, as Sile say ...
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