Drop in on Dingle
Unquestionably a favourite Kerry town, this quirky, gentle little place located on the Kerry peninsula that it’s named after has almost endless allure. For a start, a dolphin lives in the harbour (and if you’re prepared to brave the cold, you can swim with him – or just take the regular Fungie-ogling tours). Local ice cream company Murphy’s is legendary even up in the capital, while the local artisan cheese shop is the kind of place that’ll have you dropping in and out regularly just to have a sniff. Then there are the pubs, which are every lovely Irish stereotype imaginable, while somehow managing not to be clichéd. Some of the most popular ones are those that also sell hardware or rent bicycles, or simply – for reasons nobody seems to recall – have endless shelves of shoes and farming implements. In short, this place is otherworldly and wonderful for it.