Dingle Introduction Walking Tour, Dingle

Dingle Introduction Walking Tour (Self Guided), Dingle

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 Dingle, follow this orientation walk and have fun.
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Dingle Introduction Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Dingle Introduction Walking Tour
Guide Location: Ireland » Dingle (See other walking tours in Dingle)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
Author: susan
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Main Street
  • St James' Church
  • Institute of Education and Celtic Culture
  • St. Mary Church
  • Greenlane Gallery
  • Fungie
  • Dingle Oceanworld Mara Beo
  • Dingle Marina
Main Street

1) 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.
St James' Church

2) 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.
Institute of Education and Celtic Culture

3) 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.
St. Mary Church

4) 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.
Greenlane Gallery

5) 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: 12 pm- 5 pm.

6) 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.
Dingle Oceanworld Mara Beo

7) 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.
Dingle Marina

8) 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.

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.
Pubs and Restaurants Tour

Pubs and Restaurants Tour

If you're curious about the Irish gift of the gab, head to some of Dingle's great pubs and restaurants 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: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles