Be inspired by beauty on this Irish mini-break in Dingle
For those who seek an Irish cultural experience unlike any other, this easygoing multi-adventure tour of Dingle may be just the ticket. Get lost in the mystic beauty of the Kingdom of Kerry and indulge in farm to fork dining alongside like-minded individuals who seek to connect with our people and place. By day, discover the ancient lands and enjoy some gentle hikes to viewpoints beyond your wildest dreams. At night, rest your head at a charming inn celebrated for its Irish hospitality. As far as easygoing tours of Ireland go, this self-guided mini-break in Dingle is one of the most accessible due to its short and sweet nature.
We’ll kick off your mini-break in Dingle with a complimentary transfer from Killarney Train Station – or you can simply make your own way to your Dingle Base, your home for the next few days. Formed by volcanoes and carved by glaciers, Dingle town sits on the shores of Dingle harbour, which feeds out into the Atlantic Ocean.
Head to a nearby bike shop to get fitted up for your first active adventure – cycling around Slea Head (approximately 30 kilometres). Take in striking panoramas of the peninsula and look out at the Blasket Islands and nearby Dunmore Head, where clans gathered to mediate local conflicts. The road is mostly quiet and you won’t find yourself puffing up long steep hills, but there’s a satisfying downhill stretch on one side. For a fresh snack along the way, on the north side, you’ll find wee Pubs stocked with produce straight from the local waters.
If there’s time, drop into Dingle Crystal & Workshop a family business specialising in hand-cut Irish crystal and see master craftsman Sean Daly at his workshop in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Sean’s unique Celtic designs are inspired by the rich heritage and breathtaking landscape of Ireland’s west coast.
This evening, make the most of the warm atmosphere of a homely place to kick off your boots after an active day.