Dingle (Irish: An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis, meaning “fort of Ó Cúis”) is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. The only town on the Dingle Peninsula, it sits on the Atlantic coast, about 50 kilometres southwest of Tralee and 71 kilometres northwest of Killarney. The principal industries in the town are tourism, fishing and agriculture. Dingle is situated in a Gaeltacht region. An adult Bottlenose dolphin named Fungie has been courting human contact in Dingle Bay since 1983.

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Country
Republic of Ireland

Province
Munster

County
County Kerry

Languages
English, Gaelic

Morbi vitae purus dictum, ultrices tellus in, gravida lectus.

Introduction to Dingle, Co. Kerry

There are many opportunities to hear traditional Irish music in the town, particularly during the summer tourist season. Dingle has a number of pubs as well as restaurants and cafes and Artists and musicians from across the world eat and breathe this authentic culture. Real music at real music sessions, 363 days a year. Some of the best music can be heard at John Benny Moriarty’s, Flaherty’s, An Droichead Beag, The Mighty Session and the Courthouse Bar to name a few. Celebrate and immerse yourself at The Dingle Tradfest and Other Voices Festivals, which take place in September and December respectively.

There is also an aquarium, “Oceanworld Aquarium“, in the town, which is home to a number of tropical, foreign and native animals.

Dingle is home to Murphy’s Ice Cream, a cafe that serves ice cream and coffee. Murphy’s has homemade ice cream made from Kerry cattle.

Dingle Distillery was launched in Dingle in 2012.

Gallaunmore, a standing stone and National Monument, lies 3 km to the east and St. Manchan’s Oratory (An Teampall Geal), a medieval oratory with ogham stone and souterrain, lies on nearby Lateeve Hill.