City Orientation Walk, Dingle (Self Guided)

Set on the southwest coast of Ireland, the port town of Dingle, albeit small, does have some notable sights to explore. Among them the statue of a long-time harbour resident Fungie the dolphin, located on the waterfront, plus the local Oceanworld Aquarium displaying penguins, otters, sharks and other sea creatures. To make the best of your time in Dungle, follow this orientation walk and have fun.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: Ireland » Dingle (See other walking tours in Dingle)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: susan
Dingle Marina

1) Dingle Marina

Among the Dingle peninsula's main attractions are the opportunities for diving and sailing. At this marina of more than 50 berths you'll find lots of sailing courses and lessons on offer. There's also a chance to go water cruising to get the best view of the cliff walls, forests and clear open water.
Dingle Oceanworld Mara Beo

2) Dingle Oceanworld Mara Beo (must see)

Part of the Dingle harbor is the Dingle Oceanworld, a fantastic aquarium. This exceptional center will bring you closer to the ocean world with its many species of fish, sharks, and other inhabitants of the ocean. This feast of sea life is a sight that any visitor, young or old, is sure to enjoy.

3) Fungie (must see)

Fungie, the Dolphin of Dingle, is the most famous marine resident of the town. This statue of the famous dolphin is a great place for taking fun photos to bring home and show your family and friends what a great time you had in Dingle.
Greenlane Gallery

4) Greenlane Gallery (must see)

Opened in 1992, this gallery was established to promote Irish art works from Kerry and around the country. As well as great paintings you'll also find amazing sculptures here. With regular rotating exhibitions you're certain to find a great piece of Irish art that you can treasure forever.

Opening Hours: (May-Sep) Mon, Wed: 12 pm- 5 pm; Tue, Thu-Fri: 9 am- 6 pm; Sat: 10 :30- 5 pm; (Oct-Jan) Tue-Sat: 11 am- 4 pm.
St. Mary Church

5) St. Mary Church

First built in 1862, this church has more or less remained intact apart from some arcades which were later removed. Its exceptional interior provides the perfect space for quiet reflection, no matter what faith tradition you observe.
Institute of Education and Celtic Culture

6) Institute of Education and Celtic Culture

Established in 1996, this institute aims to support and develop Irish culture, to promote Irish traditions and to educate students on Irish arts and culture. Its wide variety of programs include educational courses, exhibitions and four annual festivals.
Dingle World of Leisure

7) Dingle World of Leisure

This fun spot is well-named because it offers a whole world of different entertainment options for you and your family. It has a bowling alley, gym, sauna, swimming pool and a great climbing frame for children. There's also a cafe service available.
St James' Church

8) St James' Church (must see)

Built in 1807, the small church has since become a home of music. Its special acoustics provide one of the best venues in the town for traditional Irish music. Here concerts are organized regularly by a local uilleann piper, who also composes his own works. This unique music venue is a great place to finish your walking tour of central Dingle.
Main street

9) Main street

This is the main shopping street in the city. The shops range from high fashion to dollar stores (Tiger) to fine home furnishings to kitchen gadgets.

Walking Tours in Dingle, Ireland

Create Your Own Walk in Dingle

Create Your Own Walk in Dingle

Creating your own self-guided walk in Dingle is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Waking Tour of Pubs in Dingle

Waking Tour of Pubs in Dingle

If you're curious about the Irish gift of the gab, head to some of Dingle's great pubs where you're certain to find good conversation and friendly locals. There will also be plenty of tasty drinks and fantastic traditional music.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Walking Tour of Pubs in Dingle

Walking Tour of Pubs in Dingle

To get the best insight into the pub tradition of Dingle, you should try to visit a few of its top pubs during your stay. Besides good drinks and atmosphere, these local pubs offer tasty meals and music entertainment. Take this walking tour to make sure you see the best pubs of Dingle.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Walking Tour to Dingle Harbor Area

Walking Tour to Dingle Harbor Area

One of the top attractions of Dingle is its close connection to the sea. Here you can taste the fresh marine air and let the nostalgia and mystery of the ocean take hold. There's no better area to do this in than Dingle Harbor, where you'll find much to see and do as you walk around.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Dingle for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Dingle has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Dingle, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.