Perched on the hem of the Atlantic in Ireland’s southwest, charming Dingle looks out over Dingle Bay to the Blasket Islands. Chock full of friendly pubs where live traditional music plays, the Irish-speaking area fills to the brim with tourists on weekends and through summer.
Another regular visitor to Dingle’s Gulf Stream-warmed waters is Fungi, the dolphin, the town’s unofficial mascot. Popular tourist attractions include the beaches, Mount Brandon and Ballydavid and Ballyferriter villages.
National Geographic once called it “the most beautiful place on earth”. It’s suffered the Vikings, welcomed Hollywood stars from a Galaxy far, far away, and its most famous resident is a dolphin. This is the Dingle Peninsula on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. With every turn leading down meandering country lanes to wild hedgerows, endless skies and cosy thatched pubs, you’ll soon understand why National Geographic approved so much.
Dingle town is arguably one of the island’s more charming towns. Eclectic little fashion and jewellery shops on Green Street give way to intimate and cosy pubs, such as Ashes and Foxy John’s. The latter is a DIY store with beer taps and, consequently, the only pub in the country where you can sink a pint and satisfy your hardware needs at the same sitting.
The video clip shows a 40 years old Dolphin in Dingle tourist resort in County Kerry. It tells a story of the natural habitat of one of the oldest dolphins in the world which resided within the shores of Ireland.
Photo credit: Ireland.com