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Corca Dhuibhne / Dingle Peninsula

Welcome to Corca Dhuibhne / Dingle Peninsula

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The 12 mile stretch of beach that runs unbroken from Cloghane through Fermoyle, onwards to The Maharees and ending at Castlegregory is Ireland’s longest beach.

That in the course of the French Revolution, legend has it, that Dingle Town and more specifically Rice House at the corner of Green Street and Main Street was to be Marie Antoinette’s place of refuge but the plan fell through at the last moment.

That the saying: “Ní bheidh ár leithídí arís ann” (“Our likes will never be seen again”) comes from the Great Blasket Island writer Tomás Ó Criomhthain and his book ‘An tOileánach’.

There is a belief that Saint Brendan, The Navigator, departing in 535 A.D. from Cuas a’ Bhodaigh, 5 miles west of Dingle, was the first European to reach America.

That Tom Crean, the Antarctic explorer hailed from Annascaul.

 

Corca Dhuibhne / Dingle Peninsula