Dingle

 Dingle

Dingle is a town in County Kerry, Ireland. The only town on the Dingle Peninsula and the town sits on the Atlantic coast.

Fungie the Dingle Dolphin. Fungie, a common bottlenose dolphin, has frequented the Dingle harbor area since 1984. There is also a bronze sculpture of Fungie in Dingle.

Stopped at Caife Deirdre for lunch; seafood chowder, fish cakes and Panini.

The Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is the northernmost of the major peninsulae in County Kerry. The peninsula ends beyond the town of Dingle at Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland and possibly Europe.

Interesting Movie Facts

David Lean’s 1970 film Ryan’s Daughter takes place at a village on the Dingle Peninsula in the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. Partly shot on location near Dun Chaoin, Coumeenole Beach, Slea Head, and Inch Strand.


The Ruins of the School in the Film Ryan’s Daughter

Far and Away, the 1992 film directed by Ron Howard was partly filmed on the peninsula.


“The Sleeping Giant”


The 3 Sisters

The Wild

Atlantic Way

The Atlantic Ocean

Dipped the toes into the Atlantic Ocean.

Gallarus Oratory

“The Church of the Place of Foreigners”

An early Christian church located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. The oratory overlooks the harbor on the Dingle Peninsula.

Discovered by Charles Smith in 1756. Believed to have been built between the 6th century and 9th century and as late as the 12th century.

The oratory is built of large cut stones from the Dingle Beds of the Upper Old Red Sandstone. The stones are cut on every side and end to fit perfectly together. The stones are laid at a slight angle, lower on the outside than on the inside, allowing rain water to run off.

The oratory’s shape has been compared to that of an upturned boat due to its sloping side walls.  The interior room is about 15 feet by 10 feet. Thus the name of an oratory or small chapel instead of a church. The doorway is 5.5 feet high.


(Photos by RSheridan)

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