A busy fishing port and one of Ireland’s largest Gaelic-speaking towns, Dingle (An Daingean in Gaelic), effortlessly bridges the gap between old and new. Historic pubs and a lively folk music scene nod to the traditional, while the town’s cosmopolitan youth award it a reputation for creativity, cemented by a packed schedule of annual arts festivals. Dingle’s charming activities are simple, but nonetheless enchanting – walking along the rugged coastal cliffs, tucking into fresh seafood at a waterfront restaurant or joining the locals for an afternoon pint of Guinness.
Hidden away on Ireland’s southwestern coast, Dingle is at the heart of the Dingle Peninsula, and a popular starting point for both the Dingle Way long-distance hiking trail and the Slea Head driving route, which loops around the scenic headland, passing by Europe’s westernmost point at Slea Head.
Dingle is located on the Dingle Peninsula on Ireland’s southwestern coast and is connected by bus and train to Killarney, Limerick and Dublin.