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The Top Premier Activities To Tick Off The Bucket List Across The Spectacular Dingle Peninsula.

Updated: Aug 1

One great aspect about the Dingle Peninsula is the amount of activities available for visitors to carry on any given week, especially over the summer season.


With the mind-set that you only have a couple of days to conquer the best this wonderful peninsula has to offer, I have broken down the top activities I would recommend to carry out over your allocated time in Dingle.

The Great Blasket Islands

Key Information

Time: Half day / Overnight Trip

Book With: Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours

Contact Number: Alice - 0863135098

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First on the list is the iconic Great Blasket Islands which hit the news globally earlier this year, in the search for two lucky individuals to run the accommodation / cafe on the island for the summer season. I would highly recommend a day trip (six hour round trip) at the very least and if you can go one step further why not become an islander for a night. Some of the most amazing views in Ireland awaits if you get the chance to visit.

  • Tours depart from Dingle harbour daily during peak season so be sure to book in advance either through the website or by ringing Alice directly.

Slea Head Drive

Key Information

Time: Half day / Full day

Book With: Dingle Shuttle Bus / Website: Click Here

Book With: Dingle Electric Bikes / Website: Click Here


One activity that must be pencilled into your to do list is the world famous Slea Head Drive. Whether you plan on embarking on this route by car / taxi or bike there is plenty to see and do on your escapade.


Where to Stop

  • Take a picture with the famous Paidi O Se outside his pub while enjoying a pint or having lunch.

  • Admire the breath-taking Coumeenole beach and take a quick swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Check out the film location for The Last Jedi where the recent Star War's franchise filmed.

  • Enjoy a pint of the black stuff in T.P's pub. A must on any fine summer's day.

The Dingle Distillery

Key Information

Time: Two hours

Book With: Dingle Distillery

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One of the biggest additions to the Dingle Peninsula over the last decade has to be the award winning Dingle distillery. The brand name has given the area further world recognition and the accolade of the best gin in the world, 2019. Although the distillery is world famous for its gin, they also produce whiskey and vodka on site

  • Tours can be booked online or over the phone getting a glimpse into one of the top Irish spirits companies of the last decade.

Dick Mack's Brewhouse

Key Information

Time: One hour

Book With: Dick Mack's Brewery

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Anyone who knows anything about Irish pubs has heard the name Dick Mack's. The pub is famous for its whiskey collection, accolades, snugs, beer garden and now their very own brewery. No trip to Dingle is now complete without a trip to Dick Mack's for a whiskey and one of their very own craft beers with a variety of flavours to choose from.

  • If you would like to go one step further and learn more about the craft of making their very own beer you can book online through their website for an exclusive tour of the facility.

Fungi Boat Tour

Key Information

Time: Two hour

Book With: Dingle Boat Tour's

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Before you can finish off any trip to Dingle town you must say hello to the world famous Dingle dolphin, Fungie. Now in the Guinness World Records as the longest serving solitary dolphin in the world, it is always amazing to head out and see him first hand. He first arrived to Dingle in 1983 and has been with us ever since.

  • A trip can be booked on the day or online with trips leave hourly during peak season.

Dingle Sea Safari

Key Information

Time: Three Hours

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If Fungi isn't enough and you want to see further wildlife off the peninsula, Dingle Sea Safari is your best bet with the Blasket Islands, seals, many more dolphins and even the possibility of seeing hump back whales on offer over a three hour trip.

  • Bookings can be carried out through their website with a number of trips available each day during peak season. I would advise to book a few days in advance.

Dingle Aquarium

Key Information

Time: Two Hours

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Bringing a young family to Dingle? Look no further than a trip to the Dingle Aquarium where you can check out animals from all around the world which is sure to keep the young kids entertained. From Penguins to sharks there is an incredible array of wildlife on offer for all ages.

  • Bookings can be carried out through their website or you can pay on arrival on the day.

Dingle Pitch & Putt / Soccer Golf

Key Information

Time: Two Hours

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A hidden gem for a family activity along the Dingle Peninsula is Dingle Pitch & Putt. Located just outside Dingle town it is about a 5 minute drive from the centre. Boasting an 18 hole par three course, 12 holes of soccer golf and a mini golf course there is an activity suited to all age groups.

  • No bookings required but it might be a good idea to message them on Instagram just to make sure the activity you plan on carrying out is not too busy on the day.

Dingle Bay Kayaking



Key Information

Time: 2/3 Hours

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If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous look no further then sea kayaking in Dingle Bay with Irish Adventures. Taking you on a tour of the harbour you will get to explore the best it has to offer from sea caves to an up and close encounter with Fungie.

  • Irish Adventures also provide the option to carry out rock climbing along the amazing Dingle sea cliffs so if you want to book the following just check out their website.


If you need any further information on any of the following please let us know and we would be glad to help in pointing you in the right direction during your time with us in Dingle.


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