Local tips from Travel Experts
If your idea of a perfect vacation is the wind off the sea, rolling emerald hills, and rugged cliffs, there is no better place on earth than the Dingle Peninsula. With Tourlane, you can easily book flights, transfers, tours, activities, and accommodation—all in one place. Our Travel Experts will curate a unique vacation package based on your specific needs and preferences. The Dingle Peninsula on the southwest coast of Ireland is second to none when it comes to spectacular scenery, breathtaking ocean views, and warm Irish hospitality. Start planning now!
Explore the most exciting places of Dingle Peninsula during your trip and discover the best Ireland has to offer with suggestions from our Travel Experts.
Dingle, the namesake of Dingle Peninsula, is a bustling fishing village perched on the southwest coast of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Wander the colorful streets with brightly painted houses, explore eclectic shops along the waterfront, and listen for the strains of an Irish reel in the streets as the pubs come alive in the evening. Brimming with creative spirit, tasty food, and friendly faces—Dingle shines with hardy Irish charm that will warm your soul.
The rugged wilderness and stunning landscapes of the Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí in Irish) were inhabited for centuries by a small, Irish-speaking community that preserved the language and lifestyle of ancient Gaelic culture. The last handful of residents were moved to the mainland in 1953, but you can still visit the islands. It’s a must-see if you’re interested in Irish heritage and looking for a glimpse into the very heart of Ireland.
Trying to catch as many dramatic and beautiful views as possible? Hop in a car and wind your way along Slea Head Drive. This 30-mile loop starts and ends in the village of Dingle, offering some of the best scenery in all of Ireland along the way. You’ll pass the stone huts of Cashel Murphy, the Dunbeg Fort, and glimpse the quiet, sloping beauty of the Three Sisters mountains as you look out at the sea. Don’t forget to take a walk down to the turquoise sea at Dunquin Pier!
As you drive the winding roads of Dingle Peninsula, you’ll spot cone-shaped huts in clusters or alone—the last vestiges of a lost age. Once the homes of monks or families, these dry stone huts were constructed without the use of mortar. The most famous examples can be found at the monastic settlement of Skellig Michael, but they can also be found in abundance along Slea Head Drive.
Can’t resist an Irish whiskey? Dingle Distillery is the place for you. This family-owned distillery, located in a converted sawmill on the outskirts of town, is leading the Irish whiskey revival—it’s the only distillery in the entire country to produce and bottle its own whiskey. Launched in 2012, it was the first Irish-owned private distillery to open in Ireland in over 150 years. Enjoy a tour behind the scenes and plenty of tasting! Less
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