Not only is there a wide variety of music playing every night from traditional to contemporary to fusion and experimental, there is a dynamic arts scene that encompasses different styles, techniques and media. Exploring Dingle means a voyage of constant discovery, from artisan coffee outlets to the latest Dingle Gin cocktails in the bars.
One of the reasons Dingle stands out from other places is the wonderful festivals that are put on by volunteers throughout the year. They demonstrate the great community spirit in the town and the surrounding area. Many local people volunteer to organize and ensure that the festivals run smoothly.
Some of the Festivals held in Dingle during the year are well known, with people and attendees flying in from all over the world! Others are gaining in popularity in recent years. One thing is for sure, and that is that Dingle has a wealth of festivals and is adding to its attractions year on year. Check out the schedule of festivals from Dingle Peninsula Tourism →
A beautiful scenic long-distance walking trail around the Dingle Peninsula. Stretching for length of 153km or 95 miles, The Dingle Way circles the peninsula from Tralee to Inch Beach to Dingle and along Mount Brandon. Join the trail at any point along its length and take advantage of the short loop walks and trails off the main Dingle Way offering excellent walking alternatives to cater for all abilities
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The Dingle International Film Festival offers unique screening experiences with a wealth of seminars and workshops and attracts major stars of the silver screen. It ranks as one of the best film festivals in the country for quality, content and attention to detail. It encourages and supports filmmaking through Irish with the annual awarding of the Físín prize and works with young creatives through the Dingle Pow-Wow.
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Féile na Bealtaine Music and Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts - all the arts. Explore the exhibitions of visual arts, attend book launches, enjoy concerts, poetry recitals and book readings. With lectures, films, street theatre and the annual children's parade, it makes for a packed programme of events and a wonderful long weekend
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Highlights of the festival, which is in its twelfth year in 2019, include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, children’s events, wine tastings, whiskey tastings and the craft beer and cider trail. The festival is working with local organisations to make the Dingle Food Festival waste free by 2020
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Celebrating the wonderful folk music tradition of the Dingle Peninsula, Dingle FolkFest makes a place for debut artists, as well as the familiar and well-loved faces. Although a new festival, its popularity is growing and the festival is going on an international tour in November 2020. It works with Fair Plé to achieve gender balance in the production, performance, promotion and development of Irish traditional and folk music
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Other Voices brings together eclectic musicians, both new talent and well-known names from all over the world, and captures the magic of the performances on the tiny stage in St James’s Church on film and beams it around the world. At once, it is an intimate gig that only the lucky may attend, and also a world-wide phenomenon. The music trail that is held in different venues throughout the town is a wonderful opportunity to get to know new artists
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