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This pub is a good place for a waterside pint. Next door it runs the Coast Guard Lodge, which has six rooms that sleep three to four people each in military comfort for €75 (or €50 for more than one night) per room.
Castles, Palaces & Mansions
Gallarus Castle & Oratory
Clogherhead & Ballyferriter
Arts & Crafts
One of the most interesting potteries on the peninsula, Louis Mulcahy Pottery has all sorts of clay creations and a cafe.
One of the Dingle Peninsula's few surviving castles, Gallarus Castle was built by the FitzGeralds around the 15th century. Guided tours can be arranged by phoning in advance...
Museums & Galleries
In Ballyferriter itself (a tiny village with a couple of shops and a pub – all the essentials really), the Dingle Peninsula Museum is housed in the 19th-century schoolhouse...
Horseback & Animal Rides
Ventry & Around
Near Ceann Trá Heights is Long’s Riding Stables , which offers mountain and beach treks.
The Blasket Centre is a wonderful interpretive centre in a long, white hall ending in a wall-to-ceiling window overlooking the islands...
An Portán serves traditional Irish meals with an international flavour. It has a separate guesthouse with 14 modern, large and fairly unadorned rooms.
Boating & Cruises
Dingle Marine & Leisure runs full- and half-day deep sea angling trips.
Nature & Wildlife
Dingle's aquarium is a lot of fun. Psychedelic fish glide through tanks that recreate such environments as Lake Malawi, the River Congo and the piranha-filled Amazon...
'No chips', reads the menu of this funky blue-and-yellow, fishing-shack-style restaurant on the waterfront...
A toasty cast iron woodstove, stone slab floor, memorabilia on the walls, great staff and no intrusive TV make this one of Dingle's most enjoyable traditional pubs...
Former bakery containing one of Ireland's smallest venues. There's often music at the weekends.
With its own photographic gallery, polished hardwood surfaces and sophisticated furnishings, this is one of Dingle's most popular cafes for international fare – from lamb tajines to Thai green curries, ginger stir-fr...
In the early 1980s, Dingle fishing crews began to notice a solitary bottlenose dolphin that followed their vessels, jumped about in the water and sometimes leapt over smaller boats...
Arts, Culture & Literary
In a magnificent neo-Gothic former convent, this Celtic culture centre has stained-glass windows by Harry Clarke depicting 12 scenes from the life of Christ. Admission includes a 15-minute guided tour.
Local haunt that’s known for its smooth Guinness and, during the summer, trad sessions and Irish coffee. The windows are frosted and the interior is spare – like a good pint.
Landmarks & Monuments
Close to St Mary's Church , the Trinity Tree sculpture, representing the Holy Trinity, is made from an unusual three-trunked sycamore. Its carved faces make it look like something out of a fairytale.
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