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Go to Dingle in Ireland

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Dolphins, whales and breathtaking views, the colorful fishing village Dingle in Ireland has it all. It is located on the most northern peninsula of County Kerry. On this peninsula you will find several picturesque places where you will receive a real Irish welcome. In the evening you can enjoy the Irish traditions and atmosphere over a delicious pint. We are sure you will fall in love with Dingle with its many cozy pubs and good restaurants. The main attraction of the Dingle Bay is Fungi, the dolphin.

Not many people know it, but Ireland is one of the best places in Europe to spot dolphins and whales. Especially the south-west coast of Ireland is known for its breathtaking beaches and possibility to admire whales, dolphins and seals. The beach of "Inch" is one of the many beaches on Dingle and is regarded as one of the best beaches to spot whales. Some even say it it is the most beautiful in Ireland because of the spectacular views. 

Dingle also has wonderful hiking possibilities and the most famous is the Dingle Way. This walking tour is a 179 kilometer (111 miles) trek around the Dingle Peninsula in the County Kerry. The official start and end of the tour is Tralee, the capital of Kerry. The variety in the landscape is one of the biggest reasons why the Dingle Way is so popular. It never takes long before a turn on the path reveals a dramatic change in the view. Those who love history and culture can enjoy some of the best archaeological sites in Ireland on the Dingle Way. 

Where to stay

If you are looking for a special place to stay in Dingle we highly recommend the Hillgrove Guesthouse. We loved absolutely everything about this guest house and its location. Stephen, Natalie and all the staff at Hillgrove were exceptional during our stay, so helpful and full of fantastic recommendations of what to do and places to eat.

Hillgrove Guesthouse

The hotel is super beautiful, comfortable and modern with an unbelievable bar.

Best time to visit

We recommend visiting Ireland from Spring to Autumn (May-October). In this period you also have a chance to see the Humpback and Fin whales. Dolphins and seals are generally seen throughout the year and with luck you get a visit from the Leatherback turtle. Click here for more climate details in Dingle. 

This article was last updated on August 07, 2023.