Dingle town, is the heart and soul of the peninsula. It is the most westerly town in Europe and a stronghold of the arts. The town also has a long history. In medieval times the harbor was the departure point for pilgrims to the grave of St James at Santiago de Compostela in Spain . So important was the pilgrimage that the Spanish are said to have built the first church on the site of the present Church of Ireland in Main Street , which is called St James`s after the Spanish patron.
Mountains at its back, Dingle faces comfortably onto a sheltered harbor. From level ground at Strand Street on the harbor`s edge and at the Mall beside the Dingle River, three main streets rise: Green Street, John Street and Main Street. About 1,200 people live in Dingle, but it serves the larger population of the surrounding countryside, and in the summer months it caters for many visitors.
This is the perfect vacation package to introduce first time visitors to beautiful Ireland. Cover the highlights of this stunning country and stay in beautiful manor houses along the way. Begin your adventure in Dublin (with rich literary history, modern conveniences and authentic pubs), then travel in your rental car to see the splendor of the country. Galway and its surrounding area are full of unforgettable sights from rolling hills dotted with sheep to colorful towns, then on to Kerry with its famous countryside and the Ring of Kerry. See quaint towns, ring forts, and castles on route through Dingle Peninsula and Limerick. Return to Dublin for your last night!
This is a pre-set, independent, SELF DRIVE package. You may choose to visit any, all, or none of the suggested sites.
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