DINGLE WALKING FESTIVAL 2020   Dates now confirmed 15,16,17 May 2020

see https://www.dinglehillwalkingclub.com/ for further details

Míle Buíochas

The Dingle Peninsula is located in Europe’s most westerly point in West Kerry, Ireland on the magnificent south-west coast.  Is é Corca Dhuibhne i gCo. Chiarraí  an leithinis is faide siar in Éirinn.

This natural paradise, a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area by heritage, is lauded the world over for its immense landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Is í an Ghaeilge teanga cuid mhaith den phobal áitiúil agus beidh fonn orainn í a labhairt leat.

From mountainous terrains, to exquisite valleys,  framed by vast coastal expanses with the Atlantic ocean lapping at its feet, the Dingle Peninsula (or Corca Dhuibhne as it is know ‘as Gaeilge’) .

As a consequence it is one of the premier walking destinations in the world.

This shall present  walking enthusiasts of all ages and levels the opportunity to experience this geological jewel first hand for themselves.

Dingle is known the world over for many reasons.

The latest installment of Star Wars used locations on The Dingle Peninsula for filming of The Last Jedi.

David Lean’s Oscar winning masterpiece Ryan’s Daughter was filmed here – just one of many big screen productions which has featured this spectacular peninsula (Far and Away, starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman being another).

One of its most famous residents is Fungie the Dolphin who celebrates his 33th year in Dingle Harbour this year.

The  music   series Other Voices is filmed in Dingle every December (this has attracted the likes of Amy Winehouse, The National, Glen Hansard, Jarvis Cocker and Snow Patrol to name but a few).

Dingle’s streets are home to wonderful pubs and restaurants and it is one of Europe’s top holiday destinations.

However its natural scenery is its greatest asset and the 2018 Dingle Walking Festival aims to showcase this in all its magnificent splendour.

Image: Dingle Harbour in December: courtesy of  Dingle News.com


  • Corca Dhuibhne – the Dingle Peninsula is a walkers’ dream.
  • Unspoilt  scenery, breathtaking  coastal views and rich in Archaeological Sites.
  • Routes include  Pilgrims Way pre-dating  Christian Ireland, Ireland’s Holy Mountain- Mount Brandon.
  • All walks led by experienced locals, agus is féidir leat siúl agus bheith ag comhrá as Gaeilge.
  • Beidh fáilte agus fiche romhat sa cheantar Gaeltachta seo! Beir leat do mhaide siúil!

contact : dinglewalkingfestival@gmail.com

Visitors to this website are reminded that hill walking, climbing and rambling are activities that can be dangerous and may result in personal injury or death. Participants should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.