Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
During my last visit in county Kerry I spent one day in Dingle.The weather was exceptional good that day.I went by bus from Tralee to Dingle.Dingle is a small harbour village on the Dingle Peninsula, county Kerry. Most popular attraction is Fungi the dolphin. Boats leave from the pier daily for one hour dolphin spotting-trips. Dingle has a unique scenery. There are a lot of shops selling hand-made arts and craft. In the village there are approximately 52 pubs in which you can enjoy live traditional Irish music. From the village you can make walking tours. There is the Dingle Music School. It offers workshops in bodran and thin wistle. You can visit Dingle Oceanworld and do horse riding. Lot's of things to do there! Well worth a visit or stay a few days.
The Dingle Peninsula part of Ireland's south western coast is some of the most beautiful country-side you will find anywhere. It is best seen by car, if you have the opportunity I would highly recommend renting a car and driving along the coastline. One bit of warning, when renting a car in Ireland. Remember they drive on the other side of the road, and like much of Europe most of the cars are stick shift.
One of my favorite places in Ireland - Dingle will have you slowing down. Way, way down. It's a laid-back fishing village on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, just northwest of the Ring of Kerry (so it makes a perfect end point and rest stop after the Ring drive.) Its cobblestone streets and tiny shops will have you claiming Irish heritage even to your great grandfather 10 times removed, and the evenings bring plenty of foot-stomping traditional music in the local pubs. Grab a cone at Murphy's Ice Cream, a beer at Murphy's Bar, or check out the claddagh rings at Murphy Jewelers. And if you have a car, spend the day out on the 40 mile scenic drive - it's short, but worth it.
The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles (48 kilometres) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland's south-west coast. The peninsula is dominated by the range of mountains that form its spine, running from the Slieve Mish range to Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak. The coastline consists of steep sea-cliffs, broken by sandy beaches, with two large sand spits at Inch in the south and the Maharees to the north. The Blasket Islands lie to the west of the peninsula.