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Top Choice Irish in Slea Head

Gormans Clifftop House

Far and away the best place to eat and sleep in the area is Gormans Clifftop House. Book ahead to dine on delicious Kerry mountain lamb stew, Dingle Bay prawns and other exquisite dishes (dietary requirements can be…
Top Choice Brewery in Slea Head

West Kerry Brewery & Brick's Pub

Small-batch brews such Carraig Dubh porter and Riasc red ale use hand-drawn well water and botanicals such as elderflower, rosehip and blackcurrants from the brew-pub's lush gardens, which are strewn with sculptures…
Top Choice Seafood in Dingle Town

Out of the Blue

Occupying a bright blue-and-yellow waterfront fishing shack, this rustic spot is in fact one of Dingle's top restaurants, with an intense devotion to fresh local seafood (and only seafood). If staff don't like the c…
Top Choice Pub in Dingle Town

John Benny's

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. Glenbeigh oysters and Cromane mussels are highligh…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Dingle Town

Murphy's

Made here in Dingle, Murphy's sublime ice cream comes in a daily changing range of flavours that include brown bread, sea salt, Dingle gin, and whiskey-laced Irish coffee, along with sorbets made with rainwater. In …
Top Choice Irish in Dingle Town

Idás

Chef Kevin Murphy is dedicated to promoting produce solely from the Dingle Peninsula, taking lamb, seafood and foraged herbs to create delicately flavoured concoctions such as braised John Dory fillet with fennel da…
Top Choice Historic Site in Slea Head

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory is one of Ireland's most beautiful ancient buildings, its smoothly constructed dry-stone walls in the shape of an upturned boat. It has withstood the elements in this lonely spot beneath the brown h…
Top Choice Ruins in Slea Head

Reask Monastic Site

The remains of this 5th- or 6th-century monastic settlement are one of the peninsula's more evocative archaeological sites, with low stone walls among close-cropped turf and drifts of white daisies revealing the out…
Top Choice Ruins in Slea Head

Kilmalkedar Church

The Dingle Peninsula's most important Christian site, Kilmalkedar has a beautiful setting with sweeping views over Smerwick Harbour. Built in the 12th century on the site of a 7th-century monastery founded by St Mao…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Slea Head

Dunbeg Fort

The Iron Age Dunbeg (Irish: Dún Beag) fort is a dramatic example of a promontory fortification, perched atop a sheer sea cliff about 6km southwest of Ventry. The fort has four outer walls; inside are the remains of …