Dingle in a Day: Dingle Activities, Sightseeing & More

Short on time? Looking for Dingle activities?

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There’s so much to do and see in Dingle. Sightseeing, tours, restaurants and oh so many pubs! But, your holiday time is limited. You’ve had to restrict yourself to just one single day in beautiful Dingle, Ireland. We understand. With our definitive guide, we’ll help you get the very most out of our wonderful little town in just 24 hours.

8:30 am

Try a matcha latte with coconut milk at Bean in Dingle on Green Street. Take a stroll through town and down to the docks. You might even see fishermen unloading their daily catch.

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9:00 am

Hop in the car and head for the Slea Head Drive. This incredibly scenic drive is about 30 miles from start to finish, but can be cut short. It takes anywhere from one to four hours, depending on how often you stop to admire the gorgeous cliffs, beaches, and wild ocean. Some of the best Dingle activities and sights are along this route. They include: Dunbeg Fort, Gallarus Oratory, and The Blasket Island Centre. For a more in-depth description of the route, check out Dingle-Peninsula.ie.

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1:00 pm

There’s no shortage of fantastic places for lunch in Dingle. Some of our favourites are Ashe’s Bar, and Out of the Blue (open for lunch on Sunday only). Though you really can’t go wrong anywhere. Dingle is the Foodie Capital of Ireland, after all!

2:00 pm

Meet Fungie the Dingle Dolphin up close and personal. Fungie has lived in Dingle harbour for almost 20 years and loves to perform for visitors. Enjoy a one hour trip with Dingle Dolphin Boat Tours and meet one of Dingle’s most famous residents.

Or, if the weather isn’t agreeing with you, there are plenty of indoor Dingle activities as well. Stop in for a brewery tour at Crean’s or a guided tour of the Dingle Whiskey Distillery. Both tours naturally feature free samples.

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4:00 pm

Why not go for a stroll to work up an appetite for dinner? Visit some of Dingle’s best wee shops. Dingle Crystal is an incredible place to find your next family heirloom. Brian de Staic’s jewelry shop has unique celtic jewelery crafted right here in town. Siopa Ceol an Daingean (The Dingle Music Shop) sells instruments, sheet music, and many traditional albums by local musicians. They often have live shows in the evening as well.

7:30 pm

Dinner time! Remember those fish you saw being unloaded this morning? Well, if you’d like to sample seafood straight from Dingle Bay, Out of the Blue is your best bet. This seafood only restaurant changes its menu daily based on whatever the ocean provides. We also recommend The Charthouse, The Half Door, and Global Village.

9:00 pm

The day wouldn’t be complete without hitting up one of Dingle’s famous pubs. If traditional music is what you’re looking for, look no farther than O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub. Dick Mack’s and Foxy John’s are also two wonderful places to go to meet locals and have the craic.

11:00 pm

What a day! Head for your lovely B&B or Guesthouse for some well-deserved rest. If you’re staying at Milltown House, grab a nightcap at the Robert Mitchum Bar. And be sure to give Seamus the Wolfhound a hug goodnight!

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**Note that Bean in Dingle opens at 10am on Sundays
*Making dinner reservations is recommended to avoid disappointment