Introduction to the Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula is located on the South West coast and is a leading destination of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Almost surrounded by the sea, it is also a mountainous region that includes Mount Brandon, Ireland’s second highest peak with the Conor Pass connecting it to the Slieve Mish range and Dingle Peninsula North Shore region.
This is complimented by a coastline containing sea cliffs such as at Inch, Slea Head, and Mount Brandon, stunning sandy beaches including our award-winning Inch Beach on the southern shores of the peninsula with Brandon Bay and the Maharees to the north.
The most westerly point in Europe can be found in the form of the Blasket Islands known for their literary heritage and further examples of the peninsulas cultural heritage can be experienced throughout by exploring the small villages and towns where the native language (Gaelic) thrives.
With the Atlantic on its doorstep and the favorable climate, the quality of local produce is of an exceptionally high standard, and this is reflected on the menus of so many of our local food outlets where you can sample the fare of local farmers, fishers and producers.
There are a multitude of activities that can be done on the peninsula ranging from water based activities: surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, sup boarding, kayaking, swimming, sailing, rowing, angling, sea fishing and many boat tours and marine wildlife tours; to land based ones such as: hiking, birdwatching, links golf, horse riding, cycling, open farms, photography, shopping, arts and crafts trails, nature and wildlife or even breweries and distillery tours.
A stunning destination to enjoy the great outdoors both land and sea based, it is the perfect destination for your holiday vacation.
Festivals and Events
Throughout the year, there are many local Festivals and Events celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Dingle Peninsula. For the Calendar of Events see below: