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52°08.255′N, 10°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.



See Ireland.


Give local weather conditions or refer to another page (a region or island group) that covers these conditions.

Sources for Weather forecasts:


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


  • TraBan White/Silver Beach - Great Blasket

See also Ireland.


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

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


See Ireland.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Marina Manager: Harbour Master Lt. Cdr. Brian Farrell 066 9151629

Marina Supervisor: Mr Johnny Murphy

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.

New Wiki Dingle Marina page still being written--Summercruise 09:03, 24 July 2009 (UTC)



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.

Yacht Repairs and Services

List services. If no services are available on the island write "None" and remove all the subsections (Marine Stores, & Repairs/Yards, & Fuel, Water, & Electricity.

Marine Stores

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Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Diesel at the marina; petrol at local stations
On tap at the marina
220 volt AC at the marina

Things to do Ashore


List places of interest, tours, etc.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Supermarkets close to marina; Will deliver to marina.



See Cellular phones.


Laundry: Available at marina centre.

Garbage Disposal=



See Ireland.


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


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References & Publications

See Ireland.


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