Bed and Breakfasts in Dingle, County Kerry
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Dingle, County Kerry Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
Dingle (Irish: An Daingean or Daingean Uí Chúis) is a town in County Kerry in Ireland on the Atlantic coast some 50 kilometres (30 mi) west-south-west of Tralee and 80 kilometres (50 mi) west-north-west of Killarney. The town is situated on a natural harbour below Slievanea mountain on the large Dingle peninsula, which lies south of the River Shannon and north of the Ring of Kerry. Dingle, Kerry is home to a selection of excellent Bed and Breakfast providers. Principal industries in the town are tourism, fishing and farming. In 2006 Dingle had a population of 1,920. Dingle is situated in a Gaeltacht region.
Dingle's St. Mary's was a neo-Gothic church built to designs by J. J. McCarthy and O'Connell. The foundation stone was laid in 1862. It originally had a nave and aisles separated by arcades, supported on columns capped by octagonal tops. The arcades were demolished in one of the most radical reordering schemes to have been executed in Ireland. The project also saw the demolition of the exterior walls to below the original clerstory level, and, most notably, of the attic and upper ranges of the west elevation.
There are many opportunities to hear traditional Irish music in the town, particularly during the summer tourist season. Dingle has a number of pubs as well as restaurants and cafes. For a number of years it has been possible to rely on a resident bottlenose dolphin named Fungi or Fungie showing up for tour boats operating from the harbour. The town has a growing arts scene and jeweller Brian de Staic is based there, as is the potter Louis Mulcahy and master crystal craftsman Sean Daly. After a day exploring Dingle, County Kerry, what better way to relax than in the comfort of a Town and Country Homes B&B accommodation.
Dingle is home to the Dingle GAA club, which plays the popular traditional Irish game of Gaelic football. The most noted tournament in which Dingle compete is the Kerry Senior Football Championship. Diarmuid Murphy and Tommy Griffin are current Dingle players who are on the Kerry GAA county team for the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
Famous Gaelic Athletic Association commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was born east of Dingle in 1930. As mentioned, Dingle Gaelic footballers Diarmuid Murphy and Tommy Griffin are currently members of the Kerry senior squad. Also from Dingle are Joe O'Toole, Senator, and Pauline Scanlon, singer.
Dingle is twinned with Tolfa, an Italian town, and is a sister city of Santa Barbara, California.
Dingle was formerly the western terminus of the narrow gauge Tralee and Dingle Light Railway. It was also the westernmost railway station in Europe. The railway station opened on 1 April 1891, closed for passenger traffic on 17 April 1939 and for regular goods traffic on 10 March 1947, finally closing altogether on 1 July 1953 (by which time a cattle train once per month was the sole operation).
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