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Dingle Business Chamber host a thrilling display of Fireworks at the Marina every New Year's Eve followed by a street festival with the Dingle Fife & Drum Band and a live digital countdown at the Mall Bridge at midnight
Winter Solstice, Dingle, Ireland. Filmed by Ciara McKenna.
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This information is intended solely as a guide. DingleNews.com does not accept any responsibility or liability for any losses incurred due to travel arrangements. This information is subject to change at any time without notice. Please check all details with your travel provider.
The Dingle Peninsula is located in County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland. The area is also known in Gaelic as ‘Corca Dhuibhne’ and Dingle is its main town. Despite the fact that the region is Europe's most westerly peninsula, it is relatively easy to get here - along the way you will also encounter some wonderful scenery allowing you to get a true taste of Ireland en-route.
By Air - Flights are available by many carriers to Shannon Airport in Co. Clare (www.shannonairport.com), Cork Airport (www.corkairport.com) and Dublin Airport (www.dublinairport.com). A list of flights and operators are available on their websites. Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are approximately 2 ½ hours drive to Dingle. Dublin is longer, taking about six hours by car. Bus Services from these airports are also available (check out the time-tables on www.buseireann.ie). Train services from Cork, Limerick (which is the city closet to Shannon) and Dublin are available but you may need to get a taxi or bus to the train station in question (check out www.irishrail.ie for more information). Car-hire is available at all of these airports. Please note there are also many domestic airports in Ireland which operate flights to various parts of Europe. For the most part however, long-haul and trans-Atlantic flights will be confined to Ireland’s three main airports (for information about flights to Northern Ireland visit www.belfastairport.com).
By Train – There is no direct rail connection to Dingle however you can travel by train to Tralee or Killarney town and then travel to Dingle by bus (which takes about 50 minutes) - check out www.irishrail.ie for details.
By Bus – Bus services run to and from Dingle town every day, connecting with the national bus network in Tralee and Killarney. Check www.buseireann.ie for more information.
By Ferry - Brittany Ferries car ferry service from Cork to Roscoff is the fastest sailing from Ireland to France taking just 14 hours, visit www.brittanyferries.ie. More information on Cork - Swansea (Wales) may be accessed at www.fastnetline.com. Cork City is aprox. 2.5 hours drive to the Dingle Peninsula. From Cork City, take the N22 to Killarney and then the R561 to Dingle. You may also take the N22 from Cork City to Tralee and then the N86 to Dingle. Ferry services are also available to Rosslare (Waterford) and Dublin although these are are much further away than Cork (Waterford-Dingle aprox 4.5 hours, Dublin-Dingle aprox 5 hours). Check www.irishferries.co.uk for more details.
By Car - If you are travelling by car to Dingle, please check with your car-hire operator for directions. The M7/N7 is the main motorway from Dublin to Limerick – when travelling from Limerick you can take the N21 or N69 to get to Tralee before getting on the N86 for Dingle. If travelling from Galway a ferry is available across the river Shannon from Kilimer in Clare to Tarbert in Kerry (which is on the N69) which may knock some time off your journey – check out www.shannonferries.com for more information.
*Dingle is in the Gaeltacht (a Gaelic speaking area) and although many consider 'Daingean Ui Chuis' to be its correct Gaelic name, the town is indicated on many sign-posts only as ‘An Daingean’*
The coastal scenic route road west of Dingle town is the R559 and this takes in Ventry, Dun Chaoin, Ballyferriter and Ballydavid. Limited bus services west of Dingle run in the summer but truthfully getting around is down to yourself. Bike hire is available in Dingle town as well as a host of taxi-cab operators. Private bus hire is also available locally – contact Dingle Tourist Office on +353-66-9151188 or visit www.dodingle.com for more information.
Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail
Eurolines Coach Services
Irish Ferries Dublin Holyhead
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE VILLAGES AND REGIONS OF THE DINGLE PENINSULA ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT:
VENTRY - www.dodingle.com/pages/ventry.html
DÚN-CHAOIN - www.dodingle.com/pages/dunquin.html
BALLYFERRITER - www.dodingle.com/pages/ballyferriter.html
BALLYDAVID - www.dodingle.com/pages/ballydavid_feohanagh.html
CASTLEGREGORY/CLOGHANE - www.dodingle.com/pages/castlegregory_cloghane_brandon.html
ANNASCAUL/LISPOLE - www.dodingle.com/pages/annascaul_lispole.html
CAMP/INCH - www.dodingle.com/pages/camp_inch.html
disclaimer: this information is intended solely as a guide, the Dingle News does not accept any responsibility for any travel arrangements.
This information is subject to change at any time without notification – please check all details thoroughly with your travel operator.
Roman Catholic Services: Dingle
St. Mary's Church (Dingle): Summer Vigil Mass on Saturday 8pm, 9am (as Gaeilge) & 11.30am Sunday Vigil: Weekdays: 7.30pm
FOR INFORMATION ON ALL ASPECTS OF ST. MARY'S PARISH DINGLE CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE: naomhmuire.wordpress.com/
Eaglaise na hÉireann: The Church of Ireland: (Anglican/Episcopalian): Dingle Union
Kilgobbin Church, Camp: 10am
Sunday School on First Sundays All Year Round
Killiney Church, Castlegregory (July & August) : 7:30pm
St.James Church, Dingle : 12 noon
Rector: Rev. R Warren / Curate: Rev. J Hardy
Assistant Chorca Dhuibhne (Dingle Peninsula):Rev M. Hanley: Contact: 087-6194733