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  Ireland's Dingle Peninsula -- 6,000 Years of History
The Dingle Peninsula's isolated location on the edge of the known world was possibly the reason that such a concentration of Early Christian monastic sites were founded there.
Dingle town was granted a charter in 1607 by King James, after his predecessor Queen Elizabeth had sanctioned it in 1585.
No part of the peninsula escaped the ravages of the famine, and despite the coastal nature of the area, fishing was not developed enough to exploit the fish in the deeper waters off the coast.
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 Dingle Peninsula - a visitors guide to Dingle
Dingle Peninsula is the most northerly of the mountainous headlands of Kerry in Ireland.
The Peninsula at its most dramatic can be seen by travelling north-eastwards from Dingle to Tralee, through the heights of the Conor Pass that reveals sight of the summit of Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest peak.
Dingle, Europe's most westerly town and sheltered by hills on three sides, the harbour is one of the world's natural beauty spots - home to an active fishing fleet and resident dolphin - FUNGI.
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  The Dingle Peninsula
The road to Dingle via Anascaul does not rise as high as the Connor Pass, but it is high enough to provide magnificent views of the coast of Tralee and Brandon Bays, of the landscape on the southern side of the mountain range, and of the Iveragh Peninsula across Dingle Bay.
To the west of Dingle the most scenic route winds around the coast via Ventry to Slea Head, from which the view of the Blasket Islands is a sight that stops many visitors in their tracks.
Today in the area to the west of Dingle town Irish is very much the first language; many of the ancient customs which were observed for many centuries and had their origins before the advent of Christianity have died out in the last sixty years, but some survive.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dingle Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The peninsula is named after the town of Dingle and is the location of numerous prehistoric and early medieval remains, for example the Gallarus Oratory in the very west of the peninsula near the village of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh.
Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
The Conor Pass going from Dingle on the southern end of the peninsula towards Brandon Bay and Castlegregory in the North is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, a tight precarious road weaving its way around the sharp cliff faces and past the high corrie lakes.
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 Dingle Peninsula
The Dingle Peninsula is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland.
The peninsula is named after the town of Dingle and is the location of numerous prehistoric and early medieval remains, for example the St. Gallarus Oratory.
The peninsula exists because of the band of granite rock that forms the Macgillicuddy's Reeks mountain range.
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 Hiking Ireland's Dingle Peninsula and Ring Of Kerry - Cross Country International, Corp.
The town of Dingle is the chief town of the peninsula.
Lying at the foot of a steep slope on the north side of Dingle Harbor, it is bounded on three sides by hills.
Dingle was the chief port of Kerry in the historic Spanish trading days, and during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Dingle was important enough to become a walled town.
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 The Dingle Peninsula, self-guided cycling tour in around the Dingle Way, Kerry, Ireland
The Dingle Peninsula is home to many wonders - second highest mountain range in the country, a wealth of archaeological sites, home to some of the finest traditional music, dance and the Irish language.
Dingle is steeped in Irish culture and music and where the locals still speak in the native (Gaelic) tongue.
Dingle is a wonderful little harbour town and boasts attractions such as the Marine Centre, Boat trip to see 'Fungi', Dingle's resident dolphin, 52 pubs and attractive craft shops and famous restaurants.
www.killary.com /tours/Dinglecycling.htm   (781 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Dingle Peninsula (, sometimes anglicized as Corkaguiney) is located in County Kerry and is the most westerly point of the Republic of Ireland and indeed of Europe.
The peninsula is named after the town of Dingle and is the location of numerous prehistoric and early medieval remains, for example the Gallarus Oratory in the very west of the peninsula near the village of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh in Ard na Caithne.
Image:Dingle Peninsula.jpgDingle Peninsula as viewed from Banna Strand Image:Dingle Peninsula Coast.jpgDingle Peninsula coastline Image:Minard Castle.jpgMinard Castle, Lispole, County Kerry Image:Dingle Peninsula88.jpgMountains on the Dingle Peninsula
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 Dingle Ireland
Spectacular mountains, long sandy beaches and the staggering splinter-slatted mass of rocks that defines the extraordinary coast at Slea Head all conspire to ensure that, remote though it is, the Dingle Peninsula is firmly on the tourist trail.
The Dingle Peninsula protrudes 10 miles wide from the southeast of the island of Ireland.
Dingle's Irish name is Daingean Uí Chúis which, to fit on signposts, is generally abbreviated to An Daingean.
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 Exploring Western Ireland's Dingle Peninsula
One of their settlements was on the Dingle Peninsula where the ruins of the Riasc Monastery still remain.
The peninsula’s farmers have traditionally raised stock, grain, and potatoes and were hit hard by the blight and famine of 1845.
The Peninsula, its people, and its archaeological wonders captured our Irish dreams with images of closeness to the land and the sea that are at the very core of Irish culture.
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 Dingle Peninsula
Dingle peninsula is quite picturesque, very remote, and studded with numerous fishing villages.
Everyone raves about the Ring of Kerry but we found the Dingle Peninsula to be more picturesque and much less touristy due to the degree of difficulty the roads present to the tour busses.
Another fixture of the Dingle peninsula not to be missed is Conner Pass.
www.norseaodyssey.com /Our_Travels/Europe/Ireland/Dingle_Peninsula/dingle_peninsula.htm   (617 words)

  
 Dingle Peninsula travel guide - Wikitravel
The Dingle Peninsula is the smaller and northernmost of the two peninsulas that make up County Kerry, in Ireland.
The landscape is wild and beautiful from the eastern spine of the peninsula in the steep Slieve Mish (mountain of phantoms) to the western end where the land breaks into a scattering of uninhabited and dramatic islands and cliffs and beaches alternate around the coast.
The peninsula has an association with St Brendan the navigator who sailed from Brandon on the north of the peninsula to America, by way of Iceland and Greenland in the dark ages, on a sailboat made of laths and hides.
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 Dingle | Daingean UíChúis | Dingle Name
If the Department had entered discussions with the people of Dingle, they might have understood that Dingle is proud of all it’s heritage, both as the Gaeltacht capital of Corkaguiney, and as the historical town of Dingle.
Today, Dingle is almost totally reliant on Tourism, and is an internationally recognised brand name that has taken the people of this peninsula over thirty years to develop and promote.
We, in Dingle have yet to meet a tourist that came to the area to admire the Ministers new signposts.
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 Horse Riding Holidays & Day Treks In Ireland | Dingle & Surrounding Area
The Dingle Peninsula is one of the Gaeltacht areas of Ireland, where the Irish language is spoken every day in various pockets of the area and where traditional culture is best preserved.
It is the largest of a group of islands located off the Dingle Peninsula and was home to a small community until its evacuation in 1953.
The Peninsula, with it's many beaches, strands and piers is the ideal playground for the watersport enthusiast, and has played host to a selection of sindsurfing, surfing and sailing competitions.
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 Kerry - Dingle Peninsula - Traveling Around Ireland with Patricia Tunison Preston
Although the Ring of Kerry usually gets more limelight as a spectacular driving route, the Dingle Peninsula is equally beautiful — but slightly off the beaten track, not as well known, and less developed.
The western tip of the Dingle Peninsula is also home to the West Kerry Gaeltacht, an area known as "Corca Dhuibhne," where the Irish language (Gaelic) is readily spoken in everyday communication.
The chief town on the peninsula is also named Dingle, a popular fishing port, seafood center, and home base for "Fungie," a resident dolphin who frolics with visitors on boat trips in Dingle Bay.
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 Ireland Insight - Dingle Peninsula Activities
Most fishing on the Dingle peninsula revolves around shore or deep sea fishing but there are places where game fishing is possible.
Fishing from the shore is the most common means of angling on the Dingle peninsula and along the 62 miles/100km of shoreline there are many places where this is possible.
From Dingle head out of town but turn right or carry on straight (depending on which road out of Dingle was taken) before crossing the bridge over the river.
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 Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry Ventry Dingle Town Ireland Cottage To Let - Home
Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry Ventry Dingle Town Ireland Cottage To Let
It is located five miles from Dingle Town where you can shop, visit the local pubs with music and storytellers, go horseback riding, swim at Ventry's sand beach, hike historic trails, or visit archeological ruins.
At the end of the day, nestle close to the stone fireplace under wool blankets loomed locally in Dingle.
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 The Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland
This trip is an introduction to the Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne), starting from Tralee and taking a figure-of-eight route to see as much of the scenery as possible and learn something of the history of the area.
All over the peninsula during the summer months, the edges of the fields are a mass of red flowers from the fuchsia, which was introduced for hedging during the 1930s and has now run wild across the countryside.
Dingle town has always been a centre for the local fishing industry, and also a popular seaside resort.
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 Horseback riding in Ireland - DINGLE PENINSULA TRAIL
The lovely little port town of Dingle is a favorite destination for sailboats whose owners are lured by the town's restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques and art galleries.
Arrive in Dingle midday and check into your accommodations, then make your way up to the stable for an afternoon ride starting at 2 PM which will introduce you to the horses and guides.
Tuesday: Today’s ride cuts across the Dingle Peninsula to Muireach, in the shadows of the Three sisters where you enjoy your first gallop of the day.
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 Dingle Ireland, Dingle Peninsula, Ruins on Dingle Peninsula Built In Bronze Age
Breathtaking Dingle Peninsula spans over 48 km of rugged green mountains, golden sandy beaches, glacial valleys, and deep verdant woods.
Dunbeg, one of the ruins on Dingle Peninsula built in Bronze Age, is located about 6 km west of Ventry.
With vivid forests, dramatic seascapes, and glorious ruins on Dingle Peninsula built in Bronze Age, this region of Ireland provides a soothing, rejuvenating experience to the Ireland traveler.
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 The Dingle Way
The Dingle Peninsula in southwest Ireland provides a variety of settings for the walker, ranging from country roads, like this one, to beaches, cliffsides and mountains.
Our night in Dingle was passed at The Captain's House, a lovely BandB filled with antiques, where breakfast is served in a glass-enclosed porch with a view of the gardens.
Dingle is the place on the peninsula to do some shopping, find a good restaurant and stock up on money at a bank machine.
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 The Dingle Peninsula Holiday Guide - Dingle, Co Kerry, Ireland
The Dingle Peninsula Guide - dodingle.com, your first stop for finding accommodation, holiday activities, local historical landmarks, travel directions, and everything needed to enjoy a holiday on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
Ireland's Dingle Bay is perfect for all types of holidays, for families, groups, couples, and for the soul that yearns for peace and quiet.
The huts along the Dingle Slea Head Drive may well date to the 12th century when the incoming Normans forced the Irish off the good land and out to the periphery of the peninsula.
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 Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland. Guide to Accommodation and Activities in An Daingean Co. Kerry Ireland
The complete guide for tourists to accommodation, music and activities in the Dingle Peninsula, Kerry, Ireland.The Dingle Peninsula is perhaps the most intriguing and beautiful part of Ireland.
Patrick Fitzgerald the special prosecutor investigating the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame's name visited the Dingle Peninsula for a couple of days in August 2001 visiting his cousin Gerald Horgan.
Dingle has a number of pubs as well as restaurants and cafes.
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 Dingle, Ireland: spiritual travel experience: Dingle Peninsula, west coast Ireland
And what a place Dingle is. A town thick with beautifully painted ancient buildings, surrounded by rolling green hills on one side, and the great expanse of the Atlantic on the other.
To walk around this quaint town and its neolithic vicinity, with the scent of peat fires flooding through the air, is to be transported back into a time when the whole of one’s world was no greater than as far as the eye could see.
Therefore Dingle Town and its environs was a perfect arena for the operation of both of these inner aspects of myself, as the entire peninsula was historically a center for meditative monks, but is now, paradoxically, a center of raucous ribaldry.
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 Things I Saw in on the Dingle Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The inlet to the port of Dingle is surrounded on three sides by hills, so it used to be very difficult for ships to find it.
This photo was taken on a hill west of Dingle which has the only remaining one.
I submitted a plan to the Dingle Peninsula planning commission to turn this wall into a water-slide, but it was soundly rejected.
www2.isye.gatech.edu /~sman/mike/ireland/Dingle   (277 words)

  
 Dingle- Ireland - VirtualTourist.com
Dingle Town is the principal town on the Dingle Peninsula, the streets are fairly narrow with colourful houses and businesses aligning them.
Dingle Peninsula is a must...DO NOT MISS IT...you will find a treasure trove of Irish Life here.
Directions: Dingle is the main town at Dingle peninsula, at the south west coast of Ireland.
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 Dingle Peninsula, Ireland - Going Places!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Description: The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most favored spots in Ireland for visitors interested in Irish folklore and culture, archeology and magnificent scenery.
Dingle is perhaps the most “Irish” place in the country.
We leave town along the banks of an 1830 canal, pass through the village of Blennerville and its windmill and climb gradually to a rocky track with sweeping views of the Bay of Tralee.
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 Dingle Way Walking Trail. Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland.
Overall, the Dingle Way is well-serviced as the trail goes through plenty of picturesque villages and towns.
Tralee and Dingle are the main two towns where more specialist items needed for the journey should be bought.
The level of difficulty is easy to moderate for most of the Dingle Way except for when the path reaches the foot of Mount Brandon where the going becomes hard.
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