Dingle Peninsula Food and Craft Trail
At the very edge of Europe, as far west as you can go in Ireland, is the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, once described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”. It’s a place of spectacular seascapes and landscapes shaped by the elements, with a wild and rugged coastline of steep cliffs and wide sandy beaches.
In the little fishing port of Dingle you will eat and breathe authentic Irish culture: real food, real talk, real stories, and real ceoil agus craic. Here you’ll find the real Ireland: in the Peninsula’s thriving & unbroken traditions of language and music, folklore and storytelling, arts, crafts and artisan food.
It’s a long way to come. But it’s here that you’ll find the real Ireland: in the Peninsula’s thriving & unbroken traditions of language and music, folklore and storytelling, arts, crafts and artisan food. The little fishing port of Dingle – with its brightly coloured houses, its traditional pubs and its cosmopolitan, creative community – serves up some of the world’s best food.
And off Slea Head – the most westerly tip of the Peninsula – lies a deserted village with a poignant past, on an archipelago that gave birth to Ireland’s greatest born-storytellers: the mystical
Blasket Islands. The Dingle Peninsula has one of the largest Gaeltacht (gaelic-speaking) communities in Ireland. You’ll find many of the locals are bi-lingual – speaking Irish as their mother tongue, lovely lyrical English to their visitors, and often a mix of the two. They’ll tell you “fáilte romhat isteach – you’re most welcome here” in both languages – with a warmth and cadence of greeting that’s unmistakable and unforgettable.
Dingle serves up some of the world’s best food which leads us to The Dingle Food Trail. This trail lets you meet some of the people who produce this food, hear their stories and experience their passion.
Dingle is a food haven for all connoisseurs and offers a repertoire of fabulous fresh fish delivered early in the morning from the marina boats. For meat eaters succulent prime Irish steak and West Kerry lamb are very popular and are a constant presence on all restaurant menus across the peninsula.
Dingle is also famous for its numerous craft makers and it possible to sit in, participate, and learn some of designs and different styles of these designers.
Maybe it’s that living culture, deep-rooted and handed down through generations that give this place such a strong creative spirit. Maybe it’s the simple, natural vibe that lets you slow down and go-with-the-flow. Whatever it is, the Dingle Peninsula inspires, it connects, it “catches the heart off-guard”, and it stays with you.
The Dingle Peninsula inspires, it connects, it “catches the heart off-guard”, and it stays with you.
Come dine with us Dingle style! Bigí Linn