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Dingle, Kerry

county kerryLocated on the Dingle Penisula, nestling beneath the mountains and facing the sheltered harbour, Dingle is an attractive tourist town in County Kerry. Dingle has a population of approx 1,200 people but in the summer months it caters for thousands of visitors from all over the world.

The visitor to Dingle is greeted by hilly streets and brightly painted houses.

Dingle is now a major fishing port, an industry which dates from about 1830.

The annual Dingle Regatta is a sailing festival that celebrates the skills of local boatmen and each year crowds of onlookers can watch them carefully and fearlessly navigate their way round the harbour in a series of highly competitive races. The Dingle Regatta is also a famous traditional Irish tune.

One of the most famous inhabitants of Dingle is Fungie the dolphin who has been a regular in Dingle since first being spotted in 1984.

The film "Ryan's Daughter" was filmed on the Dingle Penisula at Dunquin and Slea Head. You can travel by boat from here to the Blasket Islands, the home of Peig Sayers.

Dingle was recently given the Irish name "Daingean Uí Chúis' but is known the world over as Dingle.

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