Dingle Way

Overview

Trail Details
>   Prices from: £ 495.00 per person
>   Start / Finish: Tralee, County Kerry
>   Distance: 111 miles (179 km)
>   Duration: 5 or 8 days according to choice
>   Availability: Any Start Date from April to October
>   Grading: Moderate
>   Way-marked

Dingle Way Highlights

  • Visit some of Ireland’s finest archaeological sites on your journey around the Dingle Peninsula
  • Take time to explore Dingle town, home to some of the finest traditional music in Ireland
  • Spot sea otters and seals on the rocks at Inch Strand, or watch dolphins clowning around in the bay
  • Discover the Gaelic language, customs and crafts that are eagerly promoted on the Dingle Peninsula


Situated in the south-west of Ireland, the spectacular Dingle Peninsula stretches for 80 miles westwards into the Atlantic Ocean, with a mountain range as its spine.

The Dingle Peninsula combines everything that is legendary about Ireland: a wild and remote coastline, rugged mountains and abundant reminders of Ireland's rich history and culture.

The Dingle Way makes a circuit of this enchanting corner of Ireland, starting and finishing in the colourful town of Tralee, the Capital of Kerry. The trail is 111 miles / 179 km long and follows old tracks, mountain trails and green roads, often along the foothills of the mountains.

At almost every turn there are spectacular views of mist-covered mountains and wild stretches of uninhabitable coastline where deep fissures have been carved by the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Dingle Peninsula is liberally scattered with links to the history and legend of ancient Ireland. This rich archaeological heritage, local Irish folklore and mythology combine with the open warmth, friendliness and hospitality of the local people to make a visit to the Dingle Peninsula a truly memorable and unique experience.

Although this is generally a low-level walk, there is one lengthy ascent over a pass beneath Mount Brandon, Ireland's second highest mountain.