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The Dingle Peninsula – the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht

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The Dingle Peninsula – the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht
The dramatic Dingle Peninsula stretches westward from the county town of Trá Lí (Tralee) and the village of Caisleán na Mainge (Castlemaine) to the tip of Ceann Sléibhe (Slea Head) and Na Blascaodaí (The Blasket Islands) in the great Atlantic Ocean. On its southern shore, the Gaeltacht area begins between the villages of Abhainn an Scáil (Anascaul) and Lios Póil (Lispole) while on the northern shoulder the boundary is close to the welcoming communities of Bréanainn (Brandon) and An Clochán (Cloghane). The vibrant town of An Daingean (Dingle) is the peninsula’s main centre of population with storied Gaeltacht place names like Ceann Trá (Ventry), Dún Chaoin (Dunquin), Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter), An Fheothanach (Feohanagh), Baile na nGall (Ballydavid) and An Blascaod Mór (The Great Blasket Island) waiting your discovery. Piled high with majestic mountains and fringed with quiet unpolluted beaches this colourful holiday destination is a haven for walkers, golfers, surfers, sailors, sightseers and deep-sea fishermen. This is a Gaeltacht with something for everyone on Europe’s final western frontier.

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