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Highlights

Some of the highlights of visiting the beautiful Dingle Peninsula include:

The best way to experience the best of tastes Dingle has to offer is undoubtedly taking the Dingle Tasting Tour. The Dingle Tasting Tour is a food walking tour, providing an insider’s view into the local history and cuisine of the historic and charming port town of Dingle. Voted the number 1 foodie town of Ireland and it is renowned for its pubs and restaurants. Join us for a delicious, fun and fact filled tour as we discover together the secrets of Dingle, it's history, people and cuisine.

One of the best ways to experience the scenic views and majestic wildlife across the Dingle Bay is a boat trip. There are plenty on offer and some of the best are Dingle Sea Safari and Dingle Boat Tours.

A visit to the Blasket Islands is also a must see while in the area as you can relax and soak in the breath-taking views of the most westerly lands in Europe while listening to the calls of the huge number of breeding seabirds such as puffins, fulmars, guillemots, storm petrels and shearwaters. A truly magical trip with a glimpse of dolphins, whales, orcas and porpoises. Come and enjoy this remote and unspoilt beauty first hand and we promise you an experience never to be forgotten. Trips are bookable through Great Blasket Island Boat Trips and Blasket Island Ferry.

Golf

Within a 30 minute drive, there are 2 courses; Ceann Sibéal Golf Club offers a stunning 18 hole course which can be booked online at Dingle Links and Castlegregory Golf Links which is ranked as the second best 9 hole course in the world. We can also help to arrange a shuttle too and from any golf course in Ireland!


Castlegregory is one of the most stunning golf courses in the world – Panoramic vista of Mount Brandon to the west, overlooking Brandon Bay. Beenoskee & Slieve Mish to the south, Cahirconree (famed in the Irish mythology of Fionn McCool & Cuchulainn) is to the south east, as you look over Lough Gill. To the east / north east is the famous Maherees peninsula. The Course is rarely closed even during a harsh winter as the proximity to the sea keeps the area frost and ice free.

Golf in Kerry includes a variety of superb courses including Tralee, Killarney, Ballybunion, Waterville Golf Links, Dooks and The Ring of Kerry all within an hour’s journey of Dingle Manor. Our regular golfing guests enjoy being able to wash and dry their gear as well as ample storage space for clubs.


Family Activities

There are a wide variety of activities available across the Dingle Peninsula. Some of the most popular attractions for families are a visit to the local Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium or a boat trip around Dingle Harbour. There are also a number of different boat trips available to book from Whale Watching and Guided Eco tours that allow you to experience some of the most breath-taking Sea Views and Wildlife in their natural habitats. The Dingle Peninsula also offers a number of different surf schools, Sea Kayaking and Dingle Rowing Náomh Óg experience.

On land Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium also has an impressive assortment of sharks, penguins, reptiles, otters and jellyfish with interactive displays to thrill young and old. 

The peninsula is a playground for walking and hill walking trails. Experience the landscape, visit a Pet Farm, Hold a Baby Lamb , go off road and walk ancient paths that weave their way through historic monuments, learn something new with workshops in pottery, cooking, Irish language and music.

Wind surfing, Horse Riding , kite surfing, pedal boating, kids clubs, water trampolines, boat trips, SUP tours, sailing and sea kayaking are all easy to do on the Dingle Peninsula where a range of adventure companies, water sports providers and boat operators will provide you with equipment, expertise and everything you need in order to have a wonderful experience while spending time with your family.

Water Activities

Whether you like to have fun on, in or under the water, Dingle is the perfect playground for you. Those who thrive on high-energy fun will love surfing in the many local beaches. If you’re into more mellow watery pursuits, snorkelling or dolphin watching might be more your cup of tea. And if you’re one of those people that just has to dive right in, plumbing the depths with a scuba tank on your back might be perfect for you. There are loads more options too. All you have to do is make up your mind and go make a splash!

Surfing is one of the most popular water activities as the peninsula is full of beaches open to the North Atlantic and often receive long rolling swells, which can provide excellent surf given suitable wind and tide conditions. Some local experts are the Dingle Surf School and Offshore Surf School.

The Dingle Peninsula was described as the best Windsurfing location in the world by the Sunday Times. Windsurfing is a versatile water sport as it can be done either in waves or on flat water. It is a surface water sport that combines the exciting elements of both surfing and sailing. Lessons and equipment can be booked online at Jamie Knox Watersports.

Perched on the edge of the continental shelf and warmed by the Gulf Stream the waters surrounding the Dingle Peninsula offer a great mix of fishing grounds and a wide variety of species. This makes the area a top fishing spot for both offshore and inshore angling. There are plenty of chartered boats with vastly experienced skippers that offer a wide range of fishing experiences. They can be booked online at Dingle Boat Tours.

Food and Drink


The seaside location of Dingle ensures that there is never a shortage of the freshest seafood Ireland has to offer. In addition Kerry provides the finest meats, poultry and game, and freshly picked vegetables. This combination guarantees mouth-watering meus at the first-class restaurants located in Dingle. For a lighter option there are cafés and diners serving coffee, cakes, sandwiches and ice-cream. Or for those on the run the many takeaways and shops can instantly satisfy your hunger. Whatever you crave there is something to satisfy all tastes.

Dingle is home to a vibrant nightlife scene. The town has numerous pubs and bars that have live music nightly. The possibilities are endless, from a quiet night out with friends with traditional Irish music, or a night out dancing to the early hours.