The cottage is situated in Dun Chaoin (Dunquin)at the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula & called the next village to the USA Dun Chaoin is in a valley that over looks the Blasket Islands and Inishtooskert or the Sleeping Giant and the cottage is in the middle of this valley in peaceful and tranquil setting with its own grounds, view of the Islands,walking distance to Krugers Pub,Dun Chaoin Pottery and Cafe,Slea head house & Cafe,Church,Coomonale Beach which had a big part in 'Ryans Daughter'film in the early 1970,the wonderful Heritage Centre which celebrates the lives of the Blasket Islanders,there culture and literary talents also a good restaurant in the Centre,Slea Head for splendid view out over the ocean and the Blasket Islands or watch the sun set into the ocean,the picturesque,narrow,winding pathway leading to pier with boats leaving every half hour for the blasket during the summer months which was abandoned by its 22 inhabitants and transferred to mainland Dun Chaoin in 1953.
the Magestic and powerful Clogher Beach with its lovely white sand and sheltered cliffs is only 4 minute drive away,the Dingle Peninsula was selected as Ireland Best Costal Town in a Today FM Radio Competion this year'2011'Dunquin and the Dingle Peninsula is an anglers paradise spanning a coast line of over 100kms,ideal area for deep sea and shore angling,Dun Chaoin is steeped in culture and history and surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in the world ,Beal Ban Beach and Ventry Beach only a short drive away with unspoilt golden sand stretching for miles and safe for swimming and other sea activities,The Conor Pass is the hightest pass in Ireland and provides specatacular views of the lakes and Dingle Bay.
Test your climbing skills and climb Mount Brandon that is 3000 feet high,the Slea Head Drive meanders through some of the most ruggedly beautiful landscapes in the world is only a short walk away,Sybil Head famous and beautiful 18 hole Golf Links is only 5 minute drive from cottage.
The area has the greatest concentration of archaeological sites in Ireland with such treasures as Kilmalkeader Church,Dun An Oir Fort Of Gold,Gallarus Oratory which is shaped like an upturned boat and it is the most perfectly preserved example of Irish architecture,Behive Huts and many more only a short distance from Baile Na Ratha Cottage.Explore te boreens of Dunquin and the Dingle Peninsula by bike which can be hired from Foxy Johns Quaint pub ,Main Street,Dingle..
DINGLE TOWN.(AN DAINGEAN)15 minute drive from cottage
Dingle is a brightly painted fishing port , home to musicians,craftsmen,foodies,.Partake of a traditional music session in one of the many pubs,or catch one of the folk concerts held in St James Church in the Main Street,Sample the local freshly-caught seafood or look in on the Farm Market on the Friday from 10am to 2pm, among the many craftshops of the town find pottery,weaving,jewellery ,crystal ,wander around the art galleries displaying both traditional and contemporary paintings. Dingle is full of pubs, fine sea food restaurants,cafes,shops,internet cafe,2 banks,Church of Ireland and Roman Catholic Church, Medical Centre,Chemist shops,Art Gallaries,Supermarkets,Hotels,indoor swimming pool and keep fit , Hairdressers,Hardware stores,Clothes Shops ext.
THINGS TO DO IN DINGLE(AN DAINGEAN)
The Oceanworld Aquarium- ,enchanting underwater display of native marine and freshwater species,sandtigersharks,Molly the turtle,piranhas ,friendly rays,penquins and much more.
Visit the twelve Harry Clarke stained -glass windows in the little chapel or take a cruise of the harbour to visit' Fungie 'our much loved Dolfin.Walk along the town and look or walk into the many small quaint shops or do the ring of the town along the seaside and the fantastic Marina and its big fishing boats or take a lesson at the sailing school.Spend the afternoon exploring the caves of Dingle Harbour by Kayak and say hallo to Fungie the dolphin,The Play at Height Adventure Centre- .located just outside town ,is Irelands,hightest climbing wall-experience wall climbing,abseiling, zipwire and outdoor freefall.
BArLLYFERRITER (BAILE AN FHEIRTEARAIGH)
Ballyferriter is only 7 minute drive with a church,3 pubs,hotel,supermarket,restaurants,cafes,heritage centre and pottery.there is Irish schools held there for the 3 months of the Summer for school going children and Adults,if you are interested in learning the cupla fochal or improving your 'Gailge' contact Baile an Fheirteuraigh Co OP.
Baile Na Ratha Cottage is surrounded by Hills,Cliffs, vast
landscape and the Atlantic Ocean.The Dingle Way is on your
doorstep so BRING your walking BOOTS.
Dun Chaoin is renowned for its scenery and surviving Gaelic Culture and the Irish language.
The people of Dun Chaoin are proud and friendly determined people proctecting there Language(Gaelic)there culture and Religion ,you will feel good and proud to be among the families of Dun Chaoin....
THE BLASKET ISLANDS:
Uninhabited since 1953,the Great Blasket Island can be accessed by passengers ferry from both Dun Chaoin and Dingle Harbour. Walk the Island or picnic on the white strand: watch out for Puffins,Seals, Choughs and Gannets,
The maritime wildlife of the Islands can be further explored by Eco-Tours a 2.5 to 3 hour crusie around the Blasket Islands-boats leave both Dun Chaoin pier and Dingle Marina everyday throughout the summer months.
Keywords: lovely 2 bedroom cottage in a very peaceful and tranquil setting with view of Blasket Island in a cul de sac and own garden.