Close to the Wild Atlantic Way route, Dunroman house was purpose built as a luxury four star Irish Tourist Board approved guest-house. It has operated as a guest-house until 2011 and due to change of circumstances is now available for vacation rental. It is located next door to the owner’s private accommodation. There are four spacious bedrooms, all with en-suite private bathrooms. The three largest rooms each have a double queen size bed and a single bed, and the fourth room has one double queen size bed. Extra fold up beds or childrens cots can be arranged as necessary. All the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with clean white paintwork and beautiful knotted French pine wooden floors. All the rooms in the house comply with the Irish Tourist Board four star guesthouse standards.
Linen and towels are supplied, as are all utilities, and some basic foodstuff such as tea and coffee etc.
The house is located in a quite country setting, beside the N86, 3 miles from the town of Dingle, 27 miles from Tralee and 40 miles from Killarney. There are some spectacular mountain scenes from the bedroom windows and the sea and many beautiful beaches are only minutes away.
Dingle peninsula stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf stream. This results in a very temperate mild climate where exotic plants are common and many rare fish are found around this part of the coast.
The peninsula has some of the most scenic walking tracks in the country, the “Dingle Way” probably being the best known among walkers. The Dingle peninsula has numerous prehistoric archaeological sites of great historical interest and a guided archaeological tour can be easily arranged. Experience unique gems such as the 9th century Gallurus Oratory, and the early christian beehive huts. In more modern times, Dingle peninsula is famous for being the location of “Ryan’s Daughter” the David Lean- Bob Mitchum- Sarah Miles film made in 1969 and “Far and Away” the 1992 film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
The Dingle peninsula has been voted “the most beautiful place on Earth” by the National Geographic. It has also been voted one of the top 100 destinations in the world and has been recently recommended by CNN as a very favourable winter destination.
The peninsula offers some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery, rugged and raw, wild and untamed. Parts of the peninsula are still Gaelic speaking, and all of the peninsula is extremely welcoming to visitors.
Why not avail of a complimentary guided Marine Eco tour of Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands on one of the owners tour boats (April - Oct ). Get close to nature in comfort, see dolphins, seals, puffins, gannets, and if you are lucky, a whale, in their natural wild environment. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Irish coast. All trips are weather permitting.
Deep sea angling trips can be arranged and all gear is provided on the boats. Some of our guests like to catch their own fish and then cook it back in Dunroman for dinner - you can’t get fresher than that! For the committed angler, there are numerous shore angling spots that are good for bass, pollock, mackerel, wrasse etc. If your preference is lobster, crab or crayfish, the owners can arrange to buy it fresh from the boats for you to cook for that special meal.
Dingle town is 3 miles / 5 Kilometres from Dunroman. It is a small town with a native population of 1,600 which swells to 5,000-6,000 during the summer. Dingle is renowned for punching above its weight in many respects, and is known all over the world as one of the primary holiday destinations in Ireland. At one time the town boasted 52 pubs, but this has reduced somewhat over the recent years. There are still some old world traditional pubs that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years- hardware on one side of the saloon, bar counter on the other side. Many of Dingle’s pubs have free entertainment most nights, usually traditional music and song. Dingle is probably one of the top gourmet destinations in Ireland, and was awarded 'foodie town of Ireland' in 2014, with its many award winning restaurants. Many of the bigger bars also do really good value meals, lunches and dinners. The Dingle Food and Wine Festival held over the first weekend of October is always a very well attended and popular event. Dingle, or “ Daingean Uí Chúis” in Gaelic, was established 700 years ago as a Norman walled town. Some of the old town wall is still visible. It was once a major commercial port doing trade with Spain and Portugal back in the 18th. and 19th centuries, and since then an important fishing port, but over recent decades, Dingle has become the primary tourist destination of South West Ireland, since the early 70's when the MGM movie 'Ryans Daughter' was shot here.
Dingle aquarium is probably the best of its kind in Ireland. The vast array of local sealife is featured, as well as an amozonian section. There is a shark tank, an underwater glass viewing tunnel, and the most recent addition is a penguin enclosure. There is also a well stocked souvenir shop and a coffee shop.
There are numerous activities for young and old available, both indoor and outdoor. For those who just want to relax and wind down, there are beautiful walks through the surrounding country lanes, where the only traffic you are likely to meet is a farmer going about his work, who most likely will stop and talk to you for a while.
You can have all your holiday activities pre-arranged for you by the owners, or you can 'play it by ear' as they say here. The choice is yours, but whatever your plans, Tom and Noeline will do their best to ensure that you go back home relaxed and happy with your stay.
Keywords: Dunroman was purpose built as a 4 star luxury guesthouse, now available for rental, amid a backdrop of spectacular mountain views, and only minutes from miles of sandy beaches.
Tom is a marine electronics engineer by profession, and during the summer months he skippers one of the familys' tour boats. Noeline is a nurse in the local hospital. Both have 13 years experience in looking after guests and take great pride in doing it well.
Tom Hand purchased this house in 2002
Both Tom and Noeline have lived here since 1986, and would never move. The natural beauty of the Dingle Peninsula is unsurpassed anywhere else, but what makes this place so special is the unique character of the people who live here. The area has an undescribable magnetism, which is evident by the many tourists that come here and never leave.
Dunroman is a modern, clean, comfortable, cosy house, in a country setting, but only minutes from the sea, beaches, mountains, walks, towns.
The unque benifit you will enjoy while a guest at Dunroman is the offer of a complimentary trip on a tour boat to either see the local resident dolphin 'Fungie', or go on a guided Eco tour on Dingle Bay and to the Blasket Islands ( April - October ). Please note that all trips are weather permitting, but as you may know, we sometimes get all four seasons in one day here in Ireland, so if today is not suitable, tomorrow might be.
Spending a month in Ireland and providing the opportunity for the children and grandchildren to get in touch with their roots has been a long time dream of mine. Tom and Noeline's house in Dingle was the perfect place to make it come true. The home itself was spotlessly clean and roomy enough to provide plenty of space for our large family.We loved the large dining room which was the perfect gathering area. The Hands were great hosts, there to help with any concern we had while giving us privacy to enjoy the surroundings. The location was perfect, just minutes to Dingle town for some of the best shopping, food and music in ireland. It was just a day trip to all of the spectacular Kerry locations as well. Views were breathtaking every place we went. Thank you , Tom and Noeline for all of the assistance before and during our stay. I highly recommend Dunroman .
We stayed in Dunroman in a large group and could not have asked for better accommodation. Tom and Noeline were superb hosts and so helpful. The house is lovely and homely and extremely clean - with everything you need (washing machine, dishwasher etc.). It is only a few minutes from Dingle town, so it was very convenient. We can't wait to return! Thank you.
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in Dingle with our children and grandchildren. There were 9 of us and we found this house to be a perfect fit for us. It was clean, comfortable and had all the conveniences of home. Noeline was very helpful while planning our trip and all her recommendations were fantastic. We didn't want to drive and her suggestion for Liston's Autocabs was a bonus. The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our harbor tour of Dingle Bay was informative and enjoyable. We spotted Fungie several times! Tom is an accomplished seaman. We would love to return.
We had a group of 9 and the accommodations were perfect for all! The 4 bedrooms en suites were ideal for the mixed group giving everyone their privacy. We are all animal people and absolutely adored their two beautiful English retrievers and their neighbors dogs who also visited with a baby lamb who thought he was a dog! The living space was great providing game, books, tourist information, a weight bench and tv/radio to ensure their was something for everyone. The Eco boat tour to and around Blasket Island was amazing, giving us breathtaking views and a very interesting education. I wouldn't think twice about staying here again. Noeline and Tom were perfect hosts.
The size of this house was perfect for our group. Plenty of room for each family member for sleeping and loved the dining area for end of day pow wows. It was also great having a couple of food items already available to us - milk, orange juice, bread, coffee, tea, etc. While the hot water was not enough, at times, for the group of us, we made do. We were not too far from the town and it did not impede our activities.
We had a wonderful time in Dingle and Noelene and Tom were the perfect hosts. The house had everything we needed and was a nice size to spread out and have a bit of your own space which is important when traveling with 7. Noelene was very helpful with all of our needs and provided great recommendations for our local travels. The Eco tour we went on with Tom was fabulous. We also are really fond of their dogs. Overall we loved Dingle and would highly recommend Tom and Noelene's vacation rental.
The owners operate various boat trips from Dingle Harbour and are offering complimentary places on the regular Marine Eco tours to the Blasket Islands, ( April - Oct ) and harbour trips to see Fungie, the famous resident Dingle dolphin, to all guests at Dunroman House. The Eco tours consist of a guided boat trip from the harbour pontoon to the Great Blasket Island and on to the outer islands. Eco tour trips take from 3 to 4 hours, depending on the wildlife encountered. Trips out to see Fungie the dolphin last for one hour. There is an abundance of wildlife around the Blasket Island archipelago, Basking sharks in April/May, puffins in May, June, July, seals and dolphins all year round, and the odd Minke whale from May to September. If birdwatching is your pleasure there are gannets, gulls, guillemots, terns , shags, petrels etc to be seen, and that’s just on the water. Of course all trips are weather dependent. Deep sea angling trips can be arranged for you at reasonable rates- catch your own dinner !