Dingle is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. The only town on the Dingle Peninsula, it sits on the Atlantic coast, about 50 kilometres (30 mi) southwest of Tralee and 71 kilometres (40 mi) northwest of Killarney. Located in a perfect natural harbour, this pretty town is the main hub for the peninsula. Most of the buildings date from the 1800s, and all are awash with riotous colours, as the houses slope up and down the hills on which the town is built. This is a very artsy town and a center for many great handicrafts.
Visitors to Dingle can see Fungie, a male bottle nose dolphin who has taken up residence in Dingle Harbour. He has been there for about twenty years, during which time he has become something of a local celebrity. Boat trips run from Dingle to see Fungi, which are fee refundable if he doesn’t show up. Wet suits are also for hire, so it is possible to swim with Fungi.
Things to See & Do
* Oceanworld Aquarium
* Art and craft shops
* Dingle Brewing Company
* Dungberg Fort
* Fungie the dolphin
Cruise Season – March – Dec
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Population – 1,950 approx
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – There is a marina located in downtown Dingle, in the Dingle Harbour.
Transport Links – Dingle is served by a bus service operated by Bus Éireann. There are several buses daily to Tralee, which connect to services to other destinations, and to the rail network operated by Iarnród Éireann. Killarney and Tralee are the nearest Train Stations to the Dingle Peninsula.
The closest Airport to the Dingle Peninsula is Kerry Airport in Farranfore. It is about 50 km / 31 miles from Dingle town, approximately 1 hour’s drive by car.