A break in Ireland doesn’t need to be in the Emerald Isle’s bigger cities or famous landmark towns, nonetheless some of the smaller nook and cranny towns like Dingle are always open to visitors seeking escape and adventure. From dreamy Dingle’s beautiful landscapes full of rugged scenery and trailblazing walks, to the sandy beaches off Kerry’s coast, there’s no doubt you’ll fall in love with one of Ireland’s gems.
Dingle sits on the edge of the Dingle Peninsula on the southwest coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Dingle town has very unique features such as traditional Irish gift shops. The Local fishermen bring home a fresh catch every day and supply the local restaurants with fresh produce.
The Conor Pass
Dingle has many stunning features, the Conor pass is one of the highest mountain passes in Ireland, and provides the most dramatic and scenic way of crossing from the north to south coast of the Dingle Peninsula. This narrow, twisting road runs for 12kms. The views from the road are breathtaking, with a glaciated landscape of mountains, corrie lakes and a broad sweeping valley spread out below.
There are two main viewing stops, one at Peddler’s Lake on the north side and the other at the top. From the scenic car park at the summit there are fantastic views north and south of the Dingle Peninsula along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Conor Pass – (Tourism Irealand/@lemonlimod)
The Slea Head Drive is a circular route, forming part of the Wild Atlantic Way. The drive begins and ends in Dingle while taking in a large number of attractions and stunning views on the western end of the Dingle Peninsula. The route is clearly labelled by road signs throughout its length.
Why not experience the beautiful dingle scenery from the Dingle Sea Safari Rib Experience which was voted the number one activity to do while visiting the Dingle Peninsula. This unique tour takes in the breath-taking majestic coastline of Dingle Bay which include spectacular caves, views of the cliffs and views that even show the great Blasket Islands!
The Blasket Island
The Blasket Islands is one of the most western points of the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland and Europe. This stunning archipelago of islands are renowned for their magnificent beauty and rugged wilderness as well as the literary heritage of the Great Blasket. Magical marine life lives on this island such as seals, whales and dolphins.
Food & Drink
An award winning establishment with local fresh produce
Dick Mack’s Pub and newly opened Brewhouse in Dingle, is a place where people go for the craic, and to fill themselves on local beer, fine whiskey and live music.
Making homemade natural, local ice-cream in Dingle since 2000.
From mountain passes, peaks and heads, to the abundance of foodie establishments like fisheries, pubs, cafés and ice-cream nooks, Dingle no doubt offers every visitor an unforgettable experience, giving them the escape to delve into all of the peninsula town’s precious treasures.
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