Over the years we have welcomed many guests to our house. We have learned from our clients, the type of things they like to do whilst visiting the Dingle. There are an abundance of things to do here on the Wild Atlantic Way, and we have created a series of blog posts entitled 30 things to do in Dingle, to help you decide what suits you whilst on holiday.
In this post we suggest an Irish crystal factory tour; a tour of the Blasket islands; a visit to a leather workshop; a sea kayaking trip; and a visit to view famous stained glass windows.
Some activities will suit everybody, while other may just fine one or two gems to partake in while here.
But no matter what – there is always something to do in Dingle!
Information is drawn from the provider’s web sites – please do visit the individual sites for more information and bookings where necessary.
See Irish Crystal being hand cut.
See master craftsman Sean Daly at work in his Dingle workshop.
Trained in Waterford Crystal, Sean brought his craft to Dingle in 1998. His philosophy is to have all stages of the production in his workshop, and each piece is designed from the influence of the nearby landscape. No two pieces are the same, which makes this crystal unique. Visit this family business just outside the town and take home a little piece of Dingle to remember your time here.
Visit the Dingle Crystal web site for more information.
A full day Blasket Island tour.
The Great Blasket Island, the most westerly point in Europe, is the largest of a group of islands located 3 miles off the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. In the past few years a number of the houses have been restored and amenities provided for visitors to the island.
Leave Dingle at 10am and return that evening having had an amazing day with Billy Callary. View the spectacular landscape, abundant in wildlife, ranging from minke whales to common dolphins, seals and birds. A totally unforgettable experience.
Visit the Great Blasket Web Site for more information.
Visit a Leather Workshop
Have a tour of Holden Leather workshop in Burnham to see master craftsman Conor Holden at work in his historic workshop. Beautiful handcrafted and bespoke bags are made by an award winning team. Since 1989, Conor has been designing and making luxury leather goods in the Old Schoolhouse on the shores of Dingle Harbour. His handbags, leather briefcases, purses & wallets are carefully thought out and exquisitely hand crafted using only the finest leathers.
Visit the Holden Leather Web Site for more information.
Enjoy a half day sea kayaking experience in Dingle Bay. This trip is available to all – beginners to advanced paddlers. Although not physically demanding, it provides a great introduction to sea kayaking, covering basic kayaking skills. Explore the cliffs, sea cave and beaches while visiting one of Dingle’s most famous residents, Fungie. You will be accompanied by a qualified guide and all equipment and gear is provided. They also offer sunset kayaking!
Visit the Irish Adventures Web Site for further information.
Visit the Stained Glass windows.
An Diseart is home to a series of windows designed by Harry Clarke. Clark was one of Ireland’s most gifted artists working with the medium of stained glass. His designs were based on Irish folklore and mythology. His work continues to awe and inspire us today.
Visit the Diseart Web Site for further information.