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Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula

Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula

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I would really like to stay on Dingle peninsula or in Dingle itself around Sept 25 - Sept 30th.  Does everything close down there by those dates?  Is it advisable to go earlier in Sept?
Appreciate any feedback.

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Posted Tue 4 Oct 2016 3:14 AM
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Hello Kerry!
You will love the Dingle Peninsula. National Geographic once called it "the most beautiful place on earth". 💚
Staying in Dingle would be a nice experience. You will be able to explore the lovely towns and experience the Gaelic culture. Here you have a great link about the Dingle Peninsula.
You can visit Dingle town and Dingle peninsula any time of the year. :)
Here you have a list of accommodation in Dingle Peninsula: http://www.ireland.com/en-us/accommodation/amazing-places/dingle-peninsula/all?type=1. In order to find out details and prices, you will need to contact the B&B or the hotel directly. I would also like to mention that during September you can enjoy “Dingle Trafest”. Here you have the link: www.dingletradfest.ie This year took place between 9th and 11th September 2016. ;)
I hope that this information helps with your plans. :)
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Hi Kerry,
please also take a look at the below posts/ replies, which might give you some extra suggestions of what to do in the Dingle area - 
I hope these help and enjoy your trip.

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 Hi Kerry

Dingle and its peninsula is beautiful whatever time of year you decide to visit. It's the perfect location for outdoor enthusiasts with an abundance of activities including lots of wonderful walking trails. Wrap up warm and go for a refreshing hike along The Dingle Way or walk one of its many beaches, or take a leisurely stroll through the local town and stop off for a bit to eat and a chat with the locals.

Dingle is an area of outstanding scenic beauty and is also a perfect base for exploring its surrounding regions. You can take a boat trip to the Blasket Islands or drive/cycle Slea Head with its stunning views and many attractions including Dunbeg Fort, Mount Brandon and a number of ancient monuments.

Why not stay in one of the local B&Bs and use it as your touring base? The B&B host will be able to advise you on the must-visit hidden gems in the area. After a day out in the Irish Autumn, there is nothing better than heading back to your friendly bed & breakfast and sitting beside an open fire with a hot cup of tea. You should also visit one of the local pubs during your trip, enjoy an Irish Coffee or a pint of Guinness and take in some traditional Irish Music. Here's a few links that may be of use to you:

Dingle B&Bs    Why Autumn is Awesome in Ireland    The Dingle Way    The B&B Experience

Top Five Things to do in Kerry

Hope you have a great time in Dingle Kerry!

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Can anyone help with the best way to get to Dingle from Dublin.  Train plus bus?  Using the public bus only to Tralee, then taxi or bus to Dingle?  In looking at the timetables for October 14 2018, I am having difficulty seeing schedules that far in advance.  It looks to me the times for using trains/bus versus just using the bus are about the same. 
Any suggestions are welcome.  Plan to spend 2-3 days in that area.
Kerry

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Welcome back, Kerry!

As you have said, there are two ways using public transport to get from Dublin to Dingle, by train and also by bus.

The train service run by Irish Rail will get you as far as Tralee with the final section either by Bus Éireann or indeed a taxi.

Transport for Ireland has a wonderful journey planner that is super helpful when trying to plan a journey. Although timetables are not available for October yet, it gives you a good idea of the services available and the providers. Please take a look at their website for information.

It will take about 7 hours for the whole journey whichever way you decide as there are changes involved along the way. It is a fantastic way the see the countryside from Ireland's Ancient East across into the Wild Atlantic Way and the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry.

What have you decided to see and do during your 2-3 days in the Dingle area?
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Martin, I noted that the bus is pretty much a straight commute without changing buses until you get to Tralee.  The train I noted requires a train change at Mallow?   So since the times look similar, is the bus the best option?  We plan to arrive on the evening of the 14th, spend two days in Dingle, then take the bus to Shannon via Tralee on the 17th.  We return to US on the 18th.
Secondly, I think we would spend the night in Tralee after arrival since that is on a Sunday, then take the bus or a taxi to Dingle on Monday, the next day.  I had planned to do a walking tour of Dingle that first day, then book a tour for the loop around the peninsula.  Does that sound reasonable to do during that time of year?  I would love to visit Skellig Michael but in reading tour books, it looks as though the tours end in September. Is the same true for the Great Blasket Island?
Your thoughts?
Kerry

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Hi Kerry, 

In this case the bus does sound like the best option. The bus trip from Dublin to Tralee is a direct line, and this way you won't have to change buses along the way. After spending the night there, you can easily hop on a bus to Dingle in the morning. 

A tour around the peninsula sounds like a wonderful idea, and it is beautiful whole year round. :) Make sure to keep an eye on the weather forecast so you can prepare for your trip with the right clothing. 

The Skellig Michael landing tours are available from May 15th to October 2nd, but the Blasket Island tours are available all year round. They're only unable to operate due to bad weather conditions, but the tour guide will let you keep you posted within 24 hours before your trip. There are also passenger ferries that operate from the mainland to Great Blasket Island during the Spring, Summer and Autumn, weather permitting.

Hope this helps! :)
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It does!!  Thank you.  I will try to schedule the Great Blasket tour

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Do you know what bus line and number that is direct from Dublin to Tralee?

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