As a market town and fishing port, Dingle has long been well supplied with pubs; in recent years the number has hovered around 52, and the variety is almost as great as the number.
There are some so small that five’s a crowd; one that sells wellingtons and leather belts, another that sells sheets and blankets, and another that sells everything from beds and bicycles to creosote and fertiliser.
Much of the social life of the town revolves around the pubs: during the winter there are card games and quizzes. In the summer Irish music is played almost every night.
In 1984, the Dingle Harbour lighthouse keeper, first began watching a lone wild dolphin escort the town’s fishing boats to and from port. By August of that year, the dolphin was recorded as a “permanent” resident of the entrance channel and self-appointed “pilot” of the fleet.
Take a boat to see Fungie wild and free in his natural habitat, the boats leave Dingle Pier at regular intervals during the day, every day, all year round (weather permitting) and the trip lasts for 1 hour.
Two hours’ drive from Adare Manor