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Exploring Dingle Peninsula: Your Ultimate Guide

Discover the captivating allure of the Dingle Peninsula, a mesmerizing treasure tucked away on the western shores of Ireland. Immerse yourself in the heart of Dingle Town, a delightful fishing village celebrated for its vibrant streets, cultural heritage, and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you yearn for awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural immersion, or exhilarating escapades, Dingle presents an abundance of experiences to cater to every traveller. 

This all-inclusive guide serves as your ultimate companion, offering in-depth insights into both complimentary and paid activities, scenic trails, renowned filming locations nearby, and transportation options, ensuring an unforgettable sojourn in Dingle.

Some of the best paid activities in Dingle

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Dingle Tasting Tours

Discover the highlights of the Dingle town on a guided tour led by local experts. Experience some of the best food and drink tastings the peninsula has to offer, while learning about the region’s history, culture, and folklore.

The tours depart from Dingle Town centre, with pick-up and drop-off available at select locations.

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Blasket Island Trip

A trip to The Blasket Islands is a must, especially when the sun is out! The islands offer wonderful hiking trails, a rich variety of marine life and seabirds, diverse plant and animal life, and a fascinating history that the local guides enthusiastically share. It truly feels like a special place. Stepping onto the island gives you a sense of traveling back in time. There’s a magical quality to relaxing on the pristine golden sands of Great Blasket Island, watching seals play in the shimmering turquoise waters, while gazing back towards mainland Ireland.

To reach Great Blasket Island, ferries operate daily from Dingle Harbour, Ventry Harbour, and Dunquin Harbour, weather permitting.

Departing from Dingle Harbour

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Dingle Boat Tours

Departing from Dunquin Harbour

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Departing from Ventry Harbour

Blasket Island Eco Marine Tours

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Sea Safari

The Dingle Sea Safari provides an unforgettable journey, where you’ll explore fascinating caves, cliffs, and diverse rock formations while learning about local history on your approach to the Great Blasket Islands.

 

The waters surrounding the Blasket Islands serve as a refuge for various marine mammals and birds. Although sightings can vary seasonally, it’s common to see dolphins, seals, several whale species, basking sharks, and puffins.

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Kayaking

Experience the thrill of sea kayaking along the rugged coastline of the Dingle Peninsula. Join experienced guides as they lead you past sea caves, hidden coves, and dramatic cliffs, while providing insight into the area’s rich marine biodiversity.

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Dingle Distillery Tour

Dingle distillery produces whiskey, vodka and gin.A guided tour from their experts will take you through all aspects of Whiskey, Gin & Vodka production in our independent and artisan Distillery. During the tour, you will get the opportunity to sample our spirits.

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Kingdom Falconry Experience

Located in a beautiful setting overlooking Dingle Bay, you will get to enjoy an intimate and educational experience with their majestic birds. You will get to interact with and hold beautiful birds. the centre houses a range of birds of prey, including falcons, hawks, eagles, and owls. Each bird has its unique traits and skills, and the falconers provide detailed information about their habits, hunting techniques, and conservation status.

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Dingle Sheepdogs

Located on the spectacular Slea Head Drive on the Wild Atlantic Way, Dingle Sheepdogs presents a memorable experience for visitors. Visitors can view a local sheep-farmer skillfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep movement. There is also a petting farm on site which allowed visitors to feed the ponies, donkeys and lambs. A famine cottage from the 1800’s, remains as it would have appeared during famine times is open for visitors to view also. If all of that wasn’t enough there are historical Beehive huts at the venue also.

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Surfing

Experience the thrill of catching the perfect wave along the pristine shores of the Dingle Peninsula. With its exposed coastline and consistent swells, Dingle offers excellent surfing conditions for surfers of all levels. Rent a surfboard from one of the local surf shops or join a surf lesson with experienced instructors who will guide you through the basics and help you ride the waves like a pro.

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Blasket Island Heritage Centre

Ionad an Bhlascaoid is a captivating cultural museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Blasket Islands. It is a unique and immersive experience that celebrates the legacy of the Blasket Islanders, an Irish speaking community who lived on the Great Blasket Island until the mid-20th century. The centre showcases the footprint left by the Great Blasket population on the Irish culture, literature and language.

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Ceann Sibéal Golf Links

Situated on the rugged west coast of Ireland, This Golf Links offers golfers a unique and challenging experience amidst breathtaking natural scenery. The 18-hole championship course is renowned for its undulating fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you are a seasoned golfer or a novice, Dingle Golf Links promises an unforgettable round of golf in an idyllic setting.

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Dingle Pitch & Putt & Fungie’s Crazy Golf

Dingle Pitch & Putt offers a delightful and relaxed way to enjoy the sport of golf while soaking in the spectacular backdrop of Dingle Bay. It’s an ideal activity for a leisurely afternoon, whether you’re a seasoned golfer looking for practice or a family seeking a fun group activity. The centre consists of an immaculate 18 hole pitch and putt course, a crazy golf course and soccer golf.

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Dingle Aquarium

Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is Ireland’s largest aquarium. Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium offers a fascinating glimpse into the underwater world, making it an educational and enjoyable destination for families. It’s a wonderful place to visit, rain or shine, providing a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the world’s aquatic environments.

You will get to experience Dingle’s underwater world, learn the wonders of the ocean, and see sharks, penguins, otters and many more underwater species.

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WAVE Dingle

WAVE Dingle is a family fun experience that takes you on a virtual dive under the sea, visiting the natural world of Dingle Bay, the sunken wrecks that lie off the Kerry coast,

underwater mythological lands and some of the incredible creatures that inhabit our seas.

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Watersports

The Maharees offers a water sports paradise The family friendly beaches makes it the perfect location to bring the kids for the day. Jamie Knox and Splash Sports have fun activities for the kids such as windsurfing, water trampolines, kayaks, paddle boats and paddle boarding.