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  • Address: Dingle, Killarney, Ireland
Packed with pubs and brightly painted shops, the compact and colorful Irish-speaking fishing town of Dingle is popular for good reason—it has a busy arts and music calendar, an artisan distillery, and a number of restaurants serving fresh seafood, plus it makes a great base for exploring the Dingle Peninsula. The town serves as a starting point for the long-distance Dingle Way hiking trail and the Slea Head driving route, which leads past the westernmost point in all of Europe.

The Basics
Dingle is an undoubted highlight of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Guided day tours to Dingle town typically depart from Killarney, Tralee, and Kenmare, often stopping elsewhere on the Dingle Peninsula as well, at sites such as Gallarus Oratory, Inch Beach, Slea Head, and the Blasket Island Visitor Centre, which tracks the history of the nearby remote Blasket Islands archipelago. Boat tours from Dingle take visitors in search of Fungie, the famously friendly bottlenose dolphin who has been approaching humans in and around Dingle since 1984. Active travelers can embark on hiking tours along the area’s coastal trails to catch stellar sea and mountain vistas.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Though Dingle is part of an Irish-speaking area known as a Gaeltacht, English is widely spoken.
  • Like most of County Kerry and Ireland as a whole, Dingle’s weather can be unpredictable, so rain gear is a must.
  • Book a boat tour from Dingle during summer and you might spot killer whales, minke whales, or even humpback whales, all in addition to several species of dolphin.

How to Get There
Bus services from Tralee to Dingle (275) are operated by Bus Eireann, which also runs a seasonal summer-only route (276) from Killarney to Dingle. While the town itself is walkable, organized tours are the best way for car-free travelers to see the Dingle Peninsula.

When to Get There
Dingle is busiest during summer and on weekends, when a lively, almost festive atmosphere pervades. For a quieter experience, go in winter when the roads and restaurants are calmer.

Visiting Dingle’s Pubs
Dingle’s pubs are legendary and noted not just for their high concentration—there are more than 35 drinking establishments serving a population of fewer than 2,000 people—but also for their welcoming social atmosphere. Dick Mack’s, which dates back to 1899, is one of the oldest and most popular; Foxy John's famously doubles as a hardware store; and O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub is known for hosting traditional music sessions.

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Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head and Inch Beach, Killarney, null
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Full Day Tour of The Dingle Peninsula Slea Head and Inch Beach

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The Dingle Peninsula ( 7 hours duration) has the most rugged coastline in Ireland . A great deal of traditional Irish heritage is maintained in this ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.09
Dingle Peninsula Private Tour from Kenmare, Kenmare, Day Trips
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Dingle Peninsula Private Tour from Kenmare

Private tour with a passenger vehicle and experienced guide. The tour includes all the attractions on the Dingle peninsula including the Connor Pass.

Location: Kenmare, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $82.08
Dingle Peninsula Walk - Hike Tour From Tralee, Tralee, Private Day Trips
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Dingle Peninsula Walk - Hike Tour From Tralee

Small Group Tour Isolated from the rest of Ireland by the impressive landscape, the Dingle Peninsula Hiking Tour will take you where the locals go. Follow a ...  Read more

Location: Tralee, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $75.76
Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee, Tralee, Day Trips
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Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Tralee

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Witness the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula in the Small Private Guided Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney. Follow a coastal trail on windswept cliffs, ...  Read more

Location: Tralee, Ireland
Duration: Flexible

From USD $441.95
Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Killarney

The Dingle Peninsula, commonly called Corca Dhuibhne, stretches 30 miles (48 km) into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s southwest coast. On this private day ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $530.34
Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Cork, Cork, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Cork

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 ...  Read more

Location: Cork, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Kinsale, South West Ireland, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Dingle and Slea Head Drive Private Tour from Kinsale

The Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne stretches 30 miles into the Atlantic Ocean from Ireland’s southwest coast. Along the 'Wild Atlantic Way,' the peninsula ...  Read more

Location: Kinsale, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $530.34
Dingle and Fungie Dolphin Boat Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Dingle and Fungie Dolphin Boat Tour from Killarney

Discover hidden gems along the Dingle Peninsula on this 1-day Dingle and dolphin boat tour from Killarney. Leave the city behind and travel onto the Dingle ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $69.45
Dingle and Blasket Visitor Center Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Day Trips
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Dingle and Blasket Visitor Center Tour from Killarney

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Take a small group cultural tour exploring the spectacular setting of the Blasket Islands on the Dingle Peninsula. Known as “the most beautiful place on ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $56.82
Dingle and Slea Head Day Tour from Killarney, Killarney, Day Trips
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Dingle and Slea Head Day Tour from Killarney

Join this amazing Dingle day tour experience exploring the world renowned Dingle peninsula. You will be taken off the beaten track to unearth the unique beauty ...  Read more

Location: Killarney, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $50.51

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