Historic Sites in Dingle

Historic Sites in Dingle, Ireland

Dingle Historic Sites

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  • Sharon G
    Bay Village, OH23 contributions
    Visiting this old church ruin was one of the highlights of my trip to Dingle - and a visit we only made at the last minute. While visiting the gallery’s oratory we decided to walk over to Kilmalkedar (we were walking the Dingle Way so doing everything on foot) - about 2 miles away. Incredible old items - stone pillar, sundial and cross from around 500 CE even though the church ruins themselves are from much later - around 1100’s CE. Not crowded at all - felt like standing in sacred ground where pilgrims for 1500+ years have experienced divine moments. So grateful we went!
    Written 23 September 2023
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  • Kathleen K
    3 contributions
    We caught some wonderful evenings of West Kerry and the Blasket Islands traditional music performed. Melts my heart to hear this passed down to future generations keeping the culture alive and strong! Do not miss this excellent offering while visiting Dingle!
    Written 22 July 2023
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  • Ann C
    Nashville, TN3,266 contributions
    The Irish Famine Cottages located here are a rustic memorial as a reminder of the tragedy of the famines. These cottages are becoming more rare in Ireland as many have been demolished due to lack of care and to make room for more modern structures. The main cottage here was built in the 1840's, it is an example of one of the earliest slated roofs on a cottage.

    This is also a site of a small animal park, the animals were very friendly.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • riaJem
    15 contributions
    Such a wonderful time! Our little one loved seeing all the animals and the lambs follow you around waiting for food, they're the sweetest! Family run farm that's so worth the visit!
    Written 26 October 2023
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA3,014 contributions
    I like that you are allowed to walk around the site and experience this unusual venue instead of seeing through a wire fence. Very interesting stop, though not well signed. We followed Rick Steve’s directions to get there. Great stop.
    Written 8 May 2023
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  • Nicole B
    Porto Alegre, RS1,014 contributions
    This was the scene of a massacre of Spanish soldiers and Irish rebels. Today, there is not much there but the remains of the fort and some nice views. The road down there is very narrow.
    Written 11 August 2018
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  • traveltheworld012
    Rochester, MN13,838 contributions
    We drove the Dingle Peninsula (Slea Head Drive) on May 23, 2023. We had actually heard of this place during a visit to Dingle Goldsmiths in Dingle Town. I believe it is possibly owned by the family that owns the Goldsmith store as they advertise it on their brochure. It costs 3 Euro per person to enter the site. We walked off the road a few meters and were stopped by a man who poked his head out of a earthen shelter. I was surprised someone was in there. There is a container to deposit the money, but we handed it to him directly. He then went on the tell us all about the place. This is a National Monument and a settlement that dates back to 3200 BC. Five families lived here, stored their food and hid from their enemies. It is an easy walk off the road where there is free parking. Well worth visiting this ancient place. The roof was originally made of stone and is long gone from falling in centuries ago. you can actually walk through this place and imagine how people lived here over 5000 years ago.
    Written 21 June 2023
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  • John M
    Richmond, VA10 contributions
    We stopped for photos and had to wait for some tourists to move, but it was well worth it - the pictures really capture the mood of the grounds.
    Written 14 October 2019
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  • James C
    Naples, FL223 contributions
    This was one of our highlights in Dingle. The kids got to pet and feed sheep and goats. Being from Florida our kids had never seen sheep before. After driving around Ireland for a week, this was our first opportunity to get up close and personal with sheep. Best six Euro I spent on the whole trip.
    Written 21 March 2019
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  • Gareth A
    Inverness, UK6 contributions
    This was a visit to our fathers home so was always going to be special. The views were of the village and Mount Brandon are spectacular. Brandon Creek is a special place and a must see for visitors. As for the local pub it is a wonderful place with special people helping to make it a perfect for an evening pint and chat.
    Written 21 April 2015
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  • gr8ful4222
    Campbell, CA1,831 contributions
    These ruins of the Chancellor’s House are worth a quick stop, since they’re close to Gallarus Oratory and other sights. There’s only a couple of parking spaces on the road nearby.
    Written 11 October 2019
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