Dingle is on the Dingle Peninsula, in County Kerry.
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.
Bus Éireann runs routes to and from Tralee and other cities on Ireland's West coast.
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.
- 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!
- 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.
- Rainbow Hostel, ☎ +353 (0)66 915 1044, . A quite and relaxing hostel about 1.6km outside of town. The hostel is a converted family home, with a few dorm/bunk bed rooms, a full kitchen, and solid wifi Internet access. Camping is also available. Dorm bed costs 16 euro per person, per night.