Lying beyond the village of Dingle after which it is named, the Dingle Peninsula is a beautiful part of Ireland in the county of Kerry and boasts being the most westerly point of the whole island. A Dingle Peninsula holiday is perfect for those who are looking to get away from it all and also to get a taste of what real Ireland is like. A Dingle Peninsula holiday rental cottage will provide all of the comforts of home with some of the most breath-taking views which will leave you with some fond memories of your time in this part of the world.
Although the emphasis of a Dingle Peninsula holiday is rest and relaxation in beautiful surroundings, there are still plenty of outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed for those who have itchy feet. Visitors can indulge in a spot of hiking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, windsurfing, diving, sailing, horse riding and golf. As most of the Dingle Peninsula holiday rental cottages will also offer spectacular views of the hills, rolling countryside and the Atlantic Ocean, this destination is also popular with those keen on painting, sketching and photography.
If you have the energy left or want to venture out from your cosy Dingle Peninsula holiday rental cottage then there are some great places to be explored in this part of the country. One place that is definitely worth a visit is Gallarus in the eastern part of the peninsula. Gallarus is home to Gallarus Castle, which dates back to the 15th century and is one of the very few castles to be built within the boundaries of the peninsula. There is also the renowned Gallus Oratory close to the castle, a religious building made out of flat stones, which is believed to have been erected somewhere between the 6th and 9th century. Visitors can also visit the Gallarus Oratory Visitors Centre where they can learn more about one of the most famous buildings in Ireland.
If you are now thinking about booking a fantastic Dingle Peninsula holiday rental cottage then you will be pleased to hear that you will be able to enjoy warm summers and mild, wet winters. The warmest months of the year to have a Dingle Peninsula holiday are usually July and August when the temperature during the day can be as high as 18°C. The winter months of December and January still offer reasonable daytime temperatures of between 5°C and 10°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 44 inches with the most rainfall usually occurring in October, November and December.
Travellers on a Dingle Peninsula holiday can arrive at Kerry International Airport (KIR) which is approximately an hour’s journey away from the area. Air operators that have regular, cheap flights to the area include Ryanair and Aer Arann. Passengers can leave the UK from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Luton (LTN) and London Stansted (STN).