I wanted to recommend an area of outstanding beauty in a town that's got more areas of outstanding beauty than you can shake a stick at.
When I first went to Dingle with my wife and some of her family about 22 years ago the place, the people, the views from the harbour, the pubs and the ambience just blew my mind.
One afternoon after a particularly large lunch of poached salmon, my wife and all of her family embarked upon their usual Sunday afternoon ritual.....they all fell asleep ! I had no intention of wasting any precious hours with my eyes closed so I got into my car and headed for the Connor Pass because my wife had mentioned it several times over the years I'd known her.
The drive to the Pass is amazing with mountain goats perched on the craggy rocks to the left and a valley to the right . The views on the drive alone would have sufficed for any city-boy starved of verdant landscapes. but then I arrived at the car park which marks the summit of the ascent from Dingle and the beginning of the descent towards Brnadon Bay. And then I realised I hadn't seen anything yet.
I parked the car, got out and sat on a wall looking out towards Brandon Bay. The hues changed constantly due to clouds passing overhead and it seemed that every time I looked at the overall vista that too changed.
Believe me , I'm not an overly sensitive type but I'm not ashamed to say that I sat there on my own taking in the view and I found myself weeping.
Ignore all the guff about how hair-raising the drive is, it's not hair-raising, it's exhilarating so I implore you, whatever you do in Dingle, make sure that a trip up the Connor Pass is part of your itinerary. You'll thank me for this advice one day :)