Destination guide

Delving into real Ireland in the Dingle Peninsula

Whether you cozy up in a whitewashed Irish cottage with a crackling log fire or a clifftop pad above the rugged cliffs and whitecapped waves of Dingle Bay, this raw region of the Emerald Isle is sure to beguile and enchant. Froth-topped stout ales slosh in its country taverns _ be ready to hear the mellifluous tones of the Gaelic language. Winding coast roads reveal needle-like rocks that spire from the furious ocean. Hidden beaches are washed by surf and old fishing towns come tinged with springtime flower blooms or rip-roaring with potato festivals. Dingle vacation rentals are a ticket to real Ireland.

Things to do

Heritage oozes from the Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula is steeped in mysterious Gaelic legends and tales of pre-Christian settlement. You can delve into this enthralling past at the Celtic and Prehistoric Museum in Ventry, which comes packed with handmade tools and mammoth remains from thousands of years ago. Before heading back to the warmth of your Dingle Peninsula vacation rentals, the Game of Thrones-esque Eask Tower beckons, too, and the curious Fahan Beehive Huts that have stood there for centuries. Also, don't miss excursions to the UNESCO site of Skellig Michael, a dramatic Gaelic Christian monastery built on craggy coastal islands in the 6th century.

Activities

Driving the Dingle Peninsula

"Drive it" _ that's the advice most locals will give as they peer over the rim of their stout glass in the shanty taverns of Dingle's fishing towns. And it's true: There really is no better way to uncover the wild beauty, rock-ribbed mountains, wind-buffeted beaches, and primeval coastal formations of the region than by car. The Slea Head Drive is one of the best. It takes a whole afternoon, whizzing past grass-topped peaks, ancient beehive settlements, salt-sprayed cliffs, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean.

Weather

Different seasons in the Dingle Peninsula

The summer _ from June to August _ is the most popular time to visit the Dingle Peninsula. It's got the driest days and the warmth, seeing the Irish pubs open up onto their green lawns, the beaches at their most walkable, and the top conditions for enjoying the panoramas of the Atlantic Way. Dingle Peninsula vacation rentals really crank up the cozy factor in winter though, hiding beneath snow-dusted mountains and offering a base near wind-blasted, rain-lashed cliffs from November to March. It all depends on what side of backcountry Ireland you'd prefer to see.

Natural features

Nature abounds around the Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is pure drama. Its hinterland is crashed through by the rises of the Slieve Mish range, which go to 851 meters with their ice-age ridges and cairns. There are green valleys hidden within, pockmarked by old oak groves and babbling rivers. It's the coast that really draws the photographers though, what with those gasp-inducing vistas of chiseled cliffs and sheer-cut rocks. The stony Blasket Islands are a picture of an even wilder Ireland, while the beaches of Dingle Bay and beyond come washed with surf swells and ringed with swimming dolphins.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dingle Peninsula

Fly into Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe), the closest airport, located 17.9 mi (28.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Killarney (KIR-Kerry), which is 26.7 mi (42.9 km) away.

Where to stay around Corca Dhuibhne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 421 vacation rentals near Corca Dhuibhne. From 177 Houses to 210 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Corca Dhuibhne for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Corca Dhuibhne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Corca Dhuibhne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Killarney: 427 vacation rentals
  • Dingle: 207 vacation rentals
  • Kenmare: 395 vacation rentals
  • Co. Clare: 587 vacation rentals
  • Tralee: 148 vacation rentals

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What are the main cities to discover in Corca Dhuibhne?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Corca Dhuibhne:

  • Killarney: 427 rentals
  • Dingle: 207 rentals
  • Kenmare: 395 rentals
  • Tralee: 148 rentals
  • Dunquin: 141 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Corca Dhuibhne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Corca Dhuibhne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dingle Harbour: 366 rentals
  • Killarney Cathedral: 445 rentals
  • Ballybunion Golf Club: 151 rentals
  • Mount Brandon: 284 rentals
  • Rossbeigh Beach: 558 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Corca Dhuibhne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.