he can't swim and has no statue, but seems to be doing just fine
Some Star War movies were shot at the DIngle Peninsula
this shop is trying to link Dingle with Columbus and St Brendan
many of the pubs feature life Irish music
the famous bottlenose dolphin has his own statue
The little town of Dingle
sits in a Gaeltacht
region and the official name is Daingean Ui Chuis. Dingle is the only town on
the Dingle Peninsula.
The secluded natural harbour and fertile lands makes that the Dingle area was inhabited since prehistoric
times with ample remains of megalithic graves, Ogham stones and ringforts pointing to those early days.
After the Norman conquest of
Ireland, Dingle developed into a major trading port with Western Europe, especially Spain. Wines were imported and scores of Irish embarked
for a pilgrimage to holy Santiago de Compostella
In the following centuries Dingle got its fair share
of economic up and downturns including war, epidemics and famine.
Today Dingle thrives on tourism with farming and fishing
falling far behind.
One of the main tourist attractions is a playful male dolphin called Fungie
In June 2018 we spent a few hours in a sunny Dingle.
Strand Street is littered with shops and pubs to cater for the tourists
all aboard to see Fungie