Top 10 Things to do in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

November 27, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Dingle Peninsula in Ireland, from Europe region, is best know for Scenic Drives. Discover best things to do in Dingle Peninsula with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Dingle Peninsula

1. Slea Head Drive

Ireland
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5 based on 954 reviews

Slea Head Drive

Scenic drive from Dingle Town to the Dingle Peninsula and back.

Reviewed By DAO11351403 - Toronto, Canada

This drive is exceptional! Rain or shine, this is a MUST NOT BE MISSED.
The views are amazing and just when you think it can’t get better....you turn a crazy corner and the next images are breathtakingly beautiful! This is NOT to be missed on a trip to Dingle!

2. Conor Pass

Ireland
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5 based on 509 reviews

Conor Pass

A scenic stretch of land surrounded by rugged coastline.

Reviewed By Richard K - Melbourne, Australia

Very spectacular drive. Magnificent scenery! Had heard it was good but was better than anticipated. Take notice of advice given for vehicle size. Came close to here 2 years ago in a motorhome and advised not to use the pass and now can totally understand why. Be careful of 1 lane only near the summit. Don't miss it if your are in Kerry.

3. Coumeenoole Beach

Dingle, Ireland
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5 based on 167 reviews

Coumeenoole Beach

Reviewed By tiboatguy - Rochester, New York

Amazing views, nice sand, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Not only are the beach views worth seeing but the hiking trail to the right of the parking area takes you up the hills, through the sheep, to another glorious view of the Blasket Islands. Take a picnic and spend some time soaking up the Atlantic views.
While at the beach we saw a family of dolphins heading into the bay.

4. Great Blasket Island

Dunquin Pier, Ireland
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5 based on 491 reviews

Great Blasket Island

Reviewed By jessica19532017 - Dublin, Ireland

The history and the wildlife are not to be missed ...we saw Minky whales, dolphin and sat on the beach with a colony of seals. Puffin, guillemot, gannets and gulls accompanied the ferry boat trip. Billy and Alice provide care and hospitality to a high standard. This holiday will stay in my memory for ever!

5. St.James Church

Saint James Church Main Street | oposite Benners Hotel, Dingle, Ireland +353 87 284 9656
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5 based on 279 reviews

St.James Church

Reviewed By TriRidge - Issaquah, Washington

Our group went to 3 of the Irish music folk Concerts while in Dingle. We enjoyed every one of them! A good variety of musicians in terms of style and instruments. Some similarity of types of music, but all done somewhat differently. And each musician brought their own unique musical personality to the performance. The price was very low for the experience. And the setting was such that the focus was on the music & the performers. The timing of the Concerts fit those of us who couldn't effectively stay up late enough for the pub music. (We were told that Americans & especially "seniors" seem to go to bed early!) The pews aren't very comfortable, but they're tolerable for the relatively short time.

6. Inch Beach

Inch, Ireland
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4.5 based on 628 reviews

Inch Beach

Reviewed By Del G - Kildare, Ireland

This wild natural geographical spit never disappoints.The beach is a ever evolving spectacle and a captivating holistic and therapeutical experience for all who visit. My grandmother called it "a piece of heaven on earth". After almost fifty years of visits and holidays at Inch, I can only wholeheartedly agree and vote it our No 1 spot to visit, Travellers enjoy the natural phenomenon and witness all other visitors being likewise bewitched before your eyes. Sammys fantastic beach bar to replenish your hunger or thirst, a joyful spot to socialise with family friends as you arrive or before you depart or maybe even make new acquaintances is the icing on your travel experience.

7. Eask Tower

Carhoo Hill, Dingle, Ireland +353 66 915 1850
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4.5 based on 177 reviews

Eask Tower

Reviewed By Alexandra T - Murrieta, California

There is a path to follow to the Eask Tower through pastures and along the cliff. There is a terrific view of the bay.

8. Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows

48 Green Street | Díseart Institute of Irish Spirituality and Culture, Dingle V92 VW74, Ireland +353 66 915 2476
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows

Diseart Institute of Celtic Spirituality and Culture is housed in a neo Gothic building designed by J J Mc Carthy. The bulding and its artworks are open to the public for viewing. The small chapel contains 6 sets of two Gothic style lancet windows by Harry Clarke. The building is set in Gardens which contain the nuns graveyard and two upper Gardens designed by Mary Reynolds.

Reviewed By jesselodge - Charlotte, NC

My family visited here as suggested by Reading a Rick Steves book on Dingle. It was nice to see and we thought it was very pretty. But I didn't think it was necessarily the number 1 thing to see in town. It's basically just pretty glass windows that are old. I would recommend seeing if near, but wouldn't say go out of your way to come to Dingle and see.

9. Dingle Whiskey Distillery

R559 | Milltown, Dingle, Ireland +353 86 777 5551
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4.5 based on 251 reviews

Dingle Whiskey Distillery

We are producing whiskey and while that matures we also produce Dingle Vodka and Dingle Original Gin. We have tours Monday - Friday, 2pm and 4pm or by appointment. Ring the number above to book a tour with Joe Joyce. Tours cost 10 euro and last approx. 1.5 hours.

Reviewed By wannabcrtic - Ireland

Second time doing this tour, first time informative and engaging, we def had all our hopes for your success Dingle Distillery! This time not so much! Patronised for 30mins with a rambling description of a history of distillation, jumping era to era. Philosophical opinions and nothing about distillation. No information regarding the fermentation, the 3 stage distillation process and the reasons for the shapes of the copper. No explanation of the process to make whisky and why both gin and vodka is produced here. The botanicals were barely mentioned especially the fact the local herbs were used to flavour this unique gin. The process of founding the distillery was not mentioned at all nor were the founding fathers and the board and list were also totally ignored. Cherry on the cake was the sexist attitude of Joe, whose humour was from the 50's. The tour was a majority of women of varying ages who at one stage were asked 'are you all kept women' when no one felt comfortable enough to say what they did for a living. This was particularly directed at one member of the group to who joe then said 'I can see one of you is getting annoyed' towards this member and then he laughed in a rude obnoxious manner. This attitude has been noted before in reviews and I'm surprised that this continues. Dingle distillery this is beneath you and all you have achieved. Please don't alienate women we are probably one of your biggest target markets.

10. Kilmalkedar Church

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland +353 66 915 1188
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Kilmalkedar Church

Reviewed By nowpacking - Dallas, Texas

If you like the history of old graveyards stop here. the ruins of the church just add to the charm and history.

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