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Things To Do

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Things To Do

We will be in Dingle for 2 nights next August. One day we will be doing the Slea Head Drive around the Dingle Peninsula. Does anyone have any suggestions for must sees/dos in Dingle town? We are staying at the Lighthouse. We love great music, pubs, shopping, and any suggestions that you might have. Your help is greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Things To Do

If its nice you can walk out past the Skellig hotel and spend an hour watching Fungie the dolphin do his stuff. Or go horse riding. Or just walk around the town, see the famous stained glass windows.

For a really nice walk / scramble drive around the harbour to Birnham and climb up to the Eask tower - stunning views across to the Iveragh peninsula.

Go to the top of the Connor Pass, stopping at the Pedlars Lake.

There are loads of shops and pubs for a wet day.

Stroll down the marina and have a seafood chowder, or take a boat trip.

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2. Re: Things To Do

Murphys Icecream

Holdens leather goods

Brian de Staic does locally inspired jewellery

Kathleen McCauliffe does hats and more

The bookshops always well stocked and good for a browse/buy

The "Little gallery" at the top of main street is a craft collective,with a wide variety of local crafts

Out west Louis Mulchahy pottery and Sinead Lough ceramics are a must

Trip to the Great Blasket if weather permits,a visit to the centre on the mainland is another must.

if zip wires and climbing walls are your thing, there's a place not too fat-about 0.5 of a mile from the Lighthouse called "Play at Height"

That's just for starters!!

Oh and say hello to Lucky the dog at the Lighthouse.

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3. Re: Things To Do

Pubs for music: John Benny's, Flaherty's, courthouse Bar, Droiched Beag, Marina Inn, Paudies Bar

Old fashioned pubs with character: Currans, Foxy John's, dick Mack's, Hannie Agnes's

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Thank you so much for the wonderful replies!!!! Please keep the great suggestions coming!!

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Best local Town Pub - Curran's (it def has character)

Best Pub for Music/Food - The Marina Inn (Great sessions on a Sunday)

Best Restaurant - The Global Village

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mmmm, not sure if I agree re the Global Village being "best",it's handy for the Lighthouse if one wanted to leave the car and stroll in. Not a fan of Flahertys or Dickmacks, Foxys and Currans are both good traditional style pubs.Hannie Agnes was never the same after she passed on.

Droichead has been ruined since it started the "disco" bar upstairs, I think. Courthouse is a good spot for music, but the ceiling is quite low!

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You're not in a very positive mood today, Harvey ;)

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Ha.... my husband relies on me to do all the research, and on our last trip he loved the choices for trad pubs. Can't wait to see his reaction to the "disco bar" upstairs at Droichead. I'll let you all know the night we're going for a good laugh.

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9. Re: Things To Do

Big changes at at An Droichead - Nelligans Bar is re opening under new ownership .

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10. Re: Things To Do

Thank you so much for responding! We are so excited for our trip and truly appreciate your suggestions!