Dingle Peninsula, Towns & Villages
Annascaul & Lispole
The village of Annascaul, located on the N86 approximately 15miles from Dingle, is known across the world as the birthplace of the Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, who was part of Robert Scott's ill-fated attempts to reach the South Pole and Ernest Shackleton's epic open boat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia.
Ballydavid & Feohanagh
The parish of Baile na nGall (Ballydavid) is one of Ireland's unspoiled gems. Incorporating the town lands of Ballydavid, Feothneach and Muirioch, the Baile na nGall area offers an uncompromising glimpse into the wondrous beauty of the Dingle Peninsula with its sheltered coves, rolling hills, sandy beaches and stunning cliffs. There is much to do in Baile na nGall, sea-angling, fishing, walking and cycling are all easily accessible activities which can be enjoyed locally.
Baile an Fheirteáraigh (Ballyferriter) is located amid the rugged rural heartland of West Kerry. This quaint village and its surrounding area is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland ; as well as the patchwork fields and the colourful vista which surrounds this village, this is an excellent location in which to savour true Irish culture and custom. Traditional Irish music, the Irish language, custom and culture plays a big part in Baile an Fheirteáraigh's appeal and there is much to do. Just twelve miles West of Dingle, in Baile an Fheirteáraigh you can enjoy swimming at the nearby white sandy Beál Bán, nestled in the shadow of the Three Sisters.
Camp & Inch
Cloghane, Brandon, & Castlegregory
The place legendary director David Lean once described as 'the edge of the world' the town land of Dún Chaoin (Dunquin) is Europe's most westerly village. Once you travel around the rugged beauty and cliffs of the Slea-Head, heading towards the area where movies Ryan's Daughter and Far and Away were filmed, you arrive at this picturesque village, cocooned from the stresses of the modern world. The unrelenting, unrestrained beauty of the place just gets you right in the gut as you witness the immense power of the Atlantic waves as it rushes into Commenouel beach, crashing against the Irish coastline.
Ventry, or Ceann Trá as it is known in Gaelic, is quite simply one of the most beautiful places you could ever wish to visit. Located approximately 10km west of Dingle town, Ventry boasts one of Ireland's most beautiful beaches, which stretches along the Atlantic sea-board for five miles (making it Ireland's third longest beach).
Dingle Peninsula Ireland Holiday & Accommodation Guide
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