Popular Accommodations in Dingle Peninsula
Highlights in Dingle Peninsula
- Slea Head Drive
- Gallarus Oratory
- Boat trips to the dolphin Fungie
- Mount Brandon
Most popular in Dingle Peninsula
Cottages on the Dingle Peninsula
Rugged rock formations and idyllic coastal towns meet a dreamlike mountain backdrop on the Dingle Peninsula. Just a few hundred meters from the sea, you can rent a cottage or vacation rental on the south coast and spend your holiday in romantic places like Dingle or Coumeenoole. Similarly attractive is your stay in a vacation rental or apartment on the north coast. Here are small villages like Murreagh and Feohanagh.
Holiday on the Dingle Peninsula
Location and orientation
In the southwest of the country, the Dingle Peninsula extends over a length of 50 kilometres and a width of nine kilometres on average. The hilly peninsula lies in County Kerry and belongs to the province of Munster. The largest city, Dingle, has about 2,000 inhabitants.
Things to know
The Slea Head Drive is one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in Ireland, leading around the far west of the peninsula. Along the breathtaking coastline the route leads from Dingle to Ceann Trá and Ballyferriter. On the route you pass sights like the Fahan Beehive Huts, the monastery Reaks or the Dunbeg Fort.
The Dingle Peninsula was the backdrop for Hollywood movies like "Ryan's Daughters" or "In a Far Land".
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The Gallarus Oratory is located near Kilmalkedar. The early Christian meeting room was built between the 7th and 8th centuries and has a square form of dry-stone wall with a cantilever vault.2nd Animal Honorary Citizen
The free-living dolphin Fungie has been romping around in the harbour basin of the town of Dingle since 1983. Several times a day the ferries of the Dingle Delfin set off for a one-hour boat trip. On board you have the opportunity to see Fungie and have a breathtaking view of the coastal landscape.3rd mountain shrouded in legend
The 952 meter high Mount Brandon rises mystically in the west of the peninsula. The mountain is not only particularly popular with hikers because of its view over the Atlantic Ocean, it is also said to have numerous legends. In Irish mythology the fertility god Crom Dubh rules here.