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Dingle (Irish: An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis) is a town on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Southwest Ireland.

Dingle has a harbour and many colourful buildings within its picturesque town centre.

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  • St Mary's Church.
  • Oceanworld Aquarium.
  • Harbour tours to see Fungie the Dolphin.
  • Bronze sculpture of Fungie.
  • Gallarus Oratory is a baffling stone structure 5 km northwest of Dingle, in the shape of an upturned boat. Its age and original purpose are unknown: maybe late medieval or very early modern, maybe a church, a funerary chapel or a shelter for pilgrims. Open all year, although the visitor centre is only open in summer. 200 m north is Gallarus Castle, a 15th C tower house.


  • Traditional Irish music. O'Flaherty's Bar hosts sessions most nights from 21:30.
  • The Courthouse, The Mall. Traditional Irish music.


  • An Cafe Liteartha. Visit for the bookshop, stay for the cáfe in the back.
  • Dingle record shop, Green St. Often called the smallest record shop in Ireland. A must for musically minded visitors. Fantastic selection of local singers CD's.


  • 1 Reel Dingle Fish (Strand St). Fantastic fish and chips. €9 meal.
  • [dead link] Murphy's, Strand St (Near the pier), +353 66 915-1450, . Murphy's Pub offers excellent food at very reasonable prices. Has an extensive menu so suit all tastes.
  • The Dingle Pub, Main St (Across from the Bank of Ireland), +353 66 915-1370, . Great value food with excellent service and Irish humour. Ballad music from 21:00
  • The Doghouse, Strand St. The best hotdogs in Ireland. Try the chilli dog.
  • Harrington's Family Restaurant, Strand St (Just across from the tourist center on Strand St). Warm and cozy, they make great seafood chowder.


  • O'Flaherty's. A must visit music pub with unique folky atmosphere.
  • Foxy John’s. Pub and hardware store in the same room. Operates a rent-a-bike scheme.
  • Dick Mac's. Pub and, formerly at least, cobblers.
  • John Benny's. Seafront pub and a good stop for food.
  • An Droichead Beag (The Small Bridge). Another good pub for music sessions, slightly more touristy maybe.
  • McCarthy's. Good local pub with a friendly landlord.
  • The Dingle Pub. Very touristy but pleasant pub/B&B. Not a bad base from which to explore.
  • Curran's, Main St. Pub and haberdashery.
  • Courthouse, The Mall. Very small pub, worth a visit. Excellent music most evenings.
  • The Blue Zone Jazz Wine Bar. Live jazz & blues, gourmet pizzas, great atmosphere. On Green Street opposite the church.
  • Foxy Johns, Main Street, +353 66 915316. Buy a bag of 2 inch nails whilst having a pint: a traditional hardware store on one side with a bar on the other. Step through the door and back in time.


  • Allan's Bed & Breakfast (turn left as you approach the town centre as if turning into the Skellig). A modern, homely B&B with fantastic views of the town, the bay and the mountains plus a great Irish breakfast.
  • Ashes. Open all year - Charming six bedroom townhouse with non smoking rooms, all en suite with television. Full traditional Irish Breakfast menu.
  • Ballintaggart House. A 300 year old Manor at the entrance to Dingle Town overlooking the Bay, The Skellig Rocks, Valentia Island and the Ring of Kerry, all set within its own private grounds.
  • 1 Bolands Guesthouse (family run accommodation), Goat St, dingle (just up of Main St), +353 66 915-1426. bolands guesthouse accommodation in the town centre. Beautiful views of Dingle Bay. The Kerry accommodation is only 2 mins walk to pubs, restraints, shops etc.
  • Castlewood House, The Wood, +353 66 915-2788. Luxury guesthouse accommodation over-looking Dingle Bay.
  • Cill Bhreac House, Milltown (on Slea Head Drive, 1 km from the town centre), +353 66 915-1358, . B&B with views overlooking the bay.
  • Dingle Benners Hotel.
  • Dingle Marina Lodge. Guesthouse overlooking the harbour.
  • Dingle Skellig Hotel.
  • Heatons Guest House. Situated on the shore of the town.
  • The Lighthouse Dingle. A great B&B just a short walk (uphill) from the town centre. The house has well-furnished rooms, a terrific breakfast (good for both a full Irish Breakfast or lighter fare), and is run by a very helpful local family.
  • 2 Pax Guest House, John St, +353 66 915-1518. High-quality guest accommodation with spectacular views of Dingle Bay.

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  • Slea Head and the west of the Dingle peninsula offers some marvellous views.
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