Dingle, self-catering holiday cottages, barns, rural retreats and lodges to rent in Kerry, Ireland

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Located by the North Atlantic coast, the town of Dingle in Kerry is situated in the south western part of Ireland, on the Dingle Peninsula. With long stretches of beautiful harbours and golden sandy beaches close by, as well as the stunning Dingle Peninsula, this appealing town has plenty to recommend it for self-catering getaways.

What Dingle offers for Self-Catering Breaks

The town itself is made up of a thriving population of two thousand people. There is plenty to do on a cottage holiday in this colourful and picturesque town. As it is one of the tourist hotspots of the area, there are a lot of restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, most of which play traditional Irish music during the summer evenings. During the winter months, quizzes and card games take place within the cosy public houses, as Dingle has a great social scene. There is also a selection of arts and crafts shops for those with an artistic streak, and with views as stunning as those on offer in Dingle, it makes a lovely place in which to settle down and paint some of its sweeping landscapes.

Treating the whole family to a cottage break in Dingle is a great idea as there is much to see and do for the children. One of the main family attractions here is the Oceanworld Aquarium which is home to an array of fish, crabs and sharks, as well as adorable penguins and otters! Children’s parties can also take place here, and your kids will absolutely adore getting up close and personal with these beautiful creatures.

The fishing port and friendly market town of Dingle is home to several festivals throughout the year and whilst enjoying a cottage holiday here you may be lucky enough to attend one of the town’s festivals. One of these occurs during May and is the Feile na Bealtaine, a festival celebrating the arts. During August, the Dingle Races takes place and in September, the exciting Regatta occurs as well as the International Dingle Film Festival. The most exciting festival in the town of Dingle, however, takes place on 26th December on Wren’s Day. This festival sees the whole settlement joining in and dressing up in traditional Irish costumes, spilling out into the streets with music and dance and having a generally merry old time! The town also hosts a fantastic fireworks display on New Year’s Eve which draws in large crowds because it is the only one of the time of year in Ireland.

For those who enjoy sightseeing, Dingle is one of the best places for a self-catering break from which to discover the 30 miles that make up the Dingle Peninsula. The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most commonly top 100 rated destinations on Trip Advisor and is renowned for its beaches, mountains, coast and cliffs which all add up to some dramatically beautiful scenery. For more information on what this beautiful peninsula has to offer we recommend that you pop in to the Tourist Information Office on Strand Street in Dingle on arrival for free advice, hints and tips on the local area.

Dingle is packed full of shops, pubs, restaurants, attractions and of course, friendly people, and makes a wonderful place for a cottage break in Ireland. From coastal cottages, chalets and log cabin holidays, we hope you find the best place to stay in or close to Dingle and have a special holiday to remember.

Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Dingle, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in Kerry.

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