Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth, Dingle is a must for everyone's bucket list. When Joey from Friends praises an Irish town for being all-round deadly, you know you're on to a winner. Here's why you need to get organizing a trip to the Peninsula, pronto.
1. Road Trip
Pile everyone in the car, get some bangin' tunes on (Oasis 'She's Electric) and prepare to be spoiled with stunning scenery as you head into Dingle. The Slea Head, forming part of Wild Atlantic Way, wraps itself around the Peninsula and lends itself to dramatic views that will make you want to slow down and take loads of Instagram snaps #loveDingle.
Dingle's winding roads are challenging enough to get the oul' adrenaline pumping - a staple part of any good road trip.
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Remembering the rolling green hills in Ireland, and stunning views travelling from Killarney to Dingle. Totally made me think of Middle Earth. . . . . . . . . . . #ireland #scenicroute #dingle #travelphotography #travel #nature #naturephotography #somuchgreenery #nerdreferences
ALL OF IT. Show me anyone who says Dingle doesn't have scenery so majestic, you'll think you're in a Lord Of The Rings movie and I'll show you a liar. The rolling green hills, the jagged coastline, the blue waters and the massive mountain ranges - Conor Pass is one of Ireland's highest mountain passes.
Of all the things Dingle is famous for, its' scenery would be numero uno.
Foodies need to get on this because the town is awash with amazing dishes. It offers the freshest of freshest sea food - locally sourced - and pub grub is on par with the best restaurants. It won't cost you an arm and a leg to eat out either - keep an eye on special offers if you're down there.
My Boy Blue, just across from Super Values, does a mean brunch.
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Well done to everyone who took part in the @dinglemarathon today. We're sure you'll enjoy the rest of the night despite the rain! We'll have the pancakes, huevos rancheros, and all your favourites along with 3FE coffee ready from 10am tomorrow - see you then! (pic by @connorcmckean) - - - - #myboyblue #myboybluedingle #brunch #dingle #dinglepeninsula #dinglemarathon #coffee #coffeeshop #pancakes #waw #wildatlanticway #specialitycoffee #food #marathon #huevos #barista
If you don't have to scrape sand off your feet when you're on holidays, does it even count as a real holiday? Inch, Coumeenole, Ventry and Murreach Strand are just a few of Dingle's popular beaches.
5. The Craic
A famous backdrop for music and arts and home to over 50 pubs (try doing a pub crawl, I dare ya), Dingle is where the craic is AT. Go to a session with traditional Irish music if you head down and experience pub culture at its finest.
6. So. Many. Colours
Dingle is a cocktail of colour - full of bright, colourful buildings. Hit Main Street and you'll see.
7. It's Fungi's haunt
The mammal so famous he has his own Facebook fan page, legend has it the world famous dolphin has been knocking around since the 80s.
In his 40s already, for anyone who's actually seen Fungi, he shows no sign of losing his Mojo. Visitors come from all over just to get a glimpse of the Kerry celebrity.