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Ideas for your Dingle Peninsula holiday activities

 

Montbretia Cottage is located in a tranquil rural setting that is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. For those of you who enjoy an active holiday there are a wide variety of walks for you to try, and for the very serious hiker there's the option to climb Mount Brandon (3,000 feet). Of course it is also ideally suited to those seeking a more relaxing retreat for their holiday.

The area offers several safe, sandy beaches. Our closest beach is at Muiríoch, only a 15 minute stroll from the cottage. It is a long, sandy beach wonderful for walking, safe for swimming and ideal for building sand castles. This is only one of the many beaches in the area. At Ballydavid pier (around 20 minutes walk) there are two smaller beaches that are also very popular.

Nearby is a local shop and a church. There are three restaurants within walking distance.

Just 1.5km away is the charming fishing village of Ballydavid, where it's possible to arrange angling trips. There are plenty of opportunities for angling and rod and line fishing.

There is an 18-hole golf links course at Ceann Sibéal which is approximately 15 minutes drive.

Windsurfing and scuba diving are available at the nearby Wine Strand.

You could also take a trip to the Blasket Islands, an amazing experience and a beautiful landscape that was the source of inspiration for many great writers and artists.

The area is rich in archaeological sites such as Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved examples of dry-stone built early Christian churches in Ireland, dating back to the 9th century. Cill Mhaolchéadair is another example of early Christian churches in the area. There are also a wealth of other stone age, bronze age, iron age and early Christian archaeological sites.

Just 8km away is the delightful town of Dingle that offers many shops, cafés, restaurants, as well as art galleries, a marina and sailing club. Spend a lazy afternoon exploring the town, browsing in the shops, and enjoying lunch on the marina.

You'll also probably want to take a boat trip to meet Fungi the bottlenose dolphin - Dingle's most famous resident - who has chosen to remain in the bay since 1983. Local resident Fungi takes delight in human company and has touched the hearts of many visitors over the years.

At night time visit any one of Dingle's wonderful restaurants and abundance of lovely cosy pubs where you can be sure to encounter a session of traditional Irish music.

These are just a few suggestions for your holiday and this is only a taster of all that awaits you in the Dingle/Ballydavid area.


 

 

 

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