Dingle, the main town on the Dingle Peninsula, is a unique and hugely popular destination for visitors to Ireland with its many attractive pubs and restaurants.
Since the 1980s, a Bottlenose dolphin by the name of Fungie has captivated visitors to Dingle Bay, often coming close to tourist boats and interacting with kayakers and swimmers.
Dingle developed as a port following the Norman invasion of Ireland in the late 12th century, with more goods were being exported through Dingle than Limerick within a short time.
The town became one of the country’s main trading ports during the 16th century, mainly exporting fish, while importing wine from Europe.
From 1593 to 1603, during the Nine Years’ War, Dingle suffered badly as it was burnt or sacked multiple times.
The peninsula offers countless opportunities for hikers & bikers, with The Dingle Way, The Slea Head Drive, numerous walking trails, horse riding trails, and an array of water activities.
Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium is home to a number of tropical and native fish, along with a number of art and craft shops.
In 2012, Dingle Distillery was launched, while the town is also home to Murphy’s Ice Cream.
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