Dingle

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Dingle
52°08.255'N, 010°16.585'W Chart icon.png
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Dingle harbour NNW Kevin Dwyer AIPPA© 2009

Dingle - (Irish: An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis, meaning Fort or "O'Cuis's Fort") is a town in County Kerry in Ireland on the Atlantic coast some 50 kilometres (30 mi) west-south-west of Tralee and 80 kilometres (50 mi) west-north-west of Killarney. The town is situated on a natural harbour below Slievanea mountain on the large Dingle peninsula, which lies south of the River Shannon and north of the Ring of Kerry.

Principal industries in the town are tourism, fishing and farming. In 2006 Dingle had a population of 1,920.[1] Dingle is situated in a Gaeltacht region.

The dramatic beauty of the Dingle Peninsula has been an inspiration and a wonder to visitors for hundreds of years. The clear and clean Atlantic seas wash against our rugged coastline providing the perfect arena for watersports, angling, and sailing.

We have golf links and courses. Beaches and hills for walking and trekking. Pubs and restaurants serving the best in food and drink, traditional music playing, everyone laughing. Dingle region is perfect for all types of holidays, for families, groups, couples, and for the sole soul who yearns for peace and quiet. Stay on the Dingle Peninsula and enjoy the relaxation. There are so many things to see, to do, to explore, to experience on the Dingle Peninsula . . . from almost 2,000 archaeological sites, to more walking than you could fit into a year, to Fungie, a bottlenose dolphin who's been living at the mouth of Dingle Harbour since 1984, to a day spent on the Blasket Islands.

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the world’s top tourist destinations; National Geographic has described the region as “the most beautiful place on Earth”. Tripadvisor.com also included the Dingle Peninsula as in their top twenty world destinations in 2008, and the sixth top destination in Europe. DoDingle.com strives to provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the holiday of a lifetime.

Sleahead

Charts

See Ireland.

Weather

See Ireland.

Passages

See Ireland.

Islands

  • TraBan White/Silver Beach - Great Blasket

See also Ireland.

Communication

  • Cellular Phone(3G/GSM/GPRS) and Broadband, excellent even around the Islands
  • Dingle Garda Station,
Dingle,
Co. Kerry.
Tel: +353 66 9151522
Fax: +353 66 9151014 (Public Office)


Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Add any navigation notes such approaches, dangers etc here. If this section does not apply remove it.

Entrance

Dingle is not a port of entry for Ireland.

Berthing

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Dingle Marina

Dingle Marina/wiki/Dingle#Dingle_Marina
Berth icon Dingle Marina [[Dingle#Dingle Marina|Dingle Marina]] °'N, 010°16.625'W

Dingle Marina was opened in 1992 and offers sheltered berths in the centre of the town, close to all amenities.

The marina is an excellent base for day cruising to Valentia Harbour, the Basket Islands, and the many small bays in the area. Derrynane to the south, Kilrush Marina in the Shannon Estuary, and the Aran Islands to the north are only a day's run away.

dingleharbour@agriculture.gov.ie; Tel: +353-66-9151629; Fax: +353-66-9152546; VHF channel 14
Address:
Hours:
Marina Manager: Harbour Master Lt. Cdr. Brian Farrell
Marina Supervisor: Mr Johnny Murphy

Anchorages

Ventry

Ventry/wiki/Dingle#Ventry
Anchorage icon Ventry [[Dingle#Ventry|Ventry]] 52°07.076′N, 10°20.919′W
Ventry's sheltered harbour and three miles of sandy beach make it one of the most attractive and safest beaches on the west coast of Ireland.

Amenities

Facilities
Water On tap at the marina
Electricity 220 volt AC at the marina
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry Available at marina centre
Garbage ?
Supplies
Fuel Diesel at the marina; petrol at local stations
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity See Cellular phones
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Supermarkets close to marina; Will deliver to marina.

Eating out

Transportation

See Ireland.

Tourism

History

Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References

See Ireland.

Comments

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