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Dingle

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Dingle is on the Dingle Peninsula, in County Kerry.

Understand[edit]

Dingle is the main town on the Dingle Peninsula, on the West coast of Ireland. The town falls between the mountains and the sea, and makes for a beautiful and relaxing feel. There are a few solid blocks with business/storefronts, which seem to be dominated by Bed and Breakfasts, Hostels, Bars/Restaurants and sport good stores.

Get in[edit]

Bus Éireann runs routes to and from Tralee and other cities on Ireland's West coast. It is possible to buy a bus ticket for the entire journey when boarding a Bus Éireann bus at Dublin, Cork, or other major cities. The driver will generally inform you of the changes you will need to make.

Getting in by Car is recommended so that you can take advantage of the beautiful views offered by the Conor Pass, as well as the Slea Head Loop. Parking in town is very easy, with plenty of free/non-metered parking.

Get around[edit]

Cycling is a fantastic way to see the area. The Slea Head road is a moderate cycle at between 30 and 50 kilometers depending on the route choice, offering some of the best views available. Bikes are available for rental in the town at modest prices.

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  • Conor Pass. A scenic and windy mountain road that gives great views on the clear day. There are sheep and goats that graze on either side of the road, and sometimes find their way out onto the road. About half way through the pass is a small but pleasant waterfall, running down the mountain from a crater that used to house a glacier. The waterfall can easily be seen from the road (Conor Pass), and there is a small parking lot for cars. There is a short hike up behind the waterfall that leads up the glacier bed, a very beautiful and calm sign. You can even see sheep grazing up the glacier bed!  edit
  • Slea Head Drive. A beautiful 25-30 km loop that can be taken by car or bicycle (most of the time is spent taking pictures, climbing on rocks, and walking on beaches). The loop runs along by bays, beaches, mountains and rocky cliffs (at which you can get out and climb/hike if you like). There are also hiking trails, golf courses, swimming and sailing along the loop.  edit
  • Fungi. Fungi the Dolphin is a permanent resident of Dingle Harbour. Many boats are available for tours to visit Fungi who will often greet his visitors with a friendly and flamboyant welcome. Some boat operators will offer a refund if Fungi is not sighted but the views from the boat ride alone are worth it.  edit

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