DINGLE PENINSULA

The Dingle Peninsula stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean on the south-west coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that runs from the Slieve Mish to the Conor Pass and Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak.  

 

The mesmorising coastline presents steep sea-cliffs in abundance, including the spectacular Slea Head Drive where you will find several beautiful beaches, most notably Inch Beach in the south.  Dingle can be reached in 20 minutes by crossing the Conor Pass, which in itself is worth the drive.

The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula and there are several quaint villages dotted around that each offer their own unique sense of place.  The peninsula is rich with heritage, literature and tradition and it is one of the few places where the locals speak as Gaeilge, our native Irish language.

Dingle Town itself, is framed by a picture postcard fishing port that supplies fresh food to the dozens of restaurants & bars available. It was home to Fungie, the longest living solitary dolphin in the world and is renowned as one of the most charming towns in Ireland.  Little fashion & jewellery shops on Green Street give way to intimate cosy pubs, such as Dick Mack's and Foxy John's. This town is bustling with charm and many of the pubs offer live music 7 nights a week,

 

Dingle is the epitome of 'Irishness'

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Image by Ian Schneider
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Image by Ian Schneider
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