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Destination guide

Delving into real Ireland in the Dingle Peninsula

Whether you cozy up in a whitewashed Irish cottage with a crackling log fire or a clifftop pad above the rugged cliffs and whitecapped waves of Dingle Bay, this raw region of the Emerald Isle is sure to beguile and enchant. Froth-topped stout ales slosh in its country taverns _ be ready to hear the mellifluous tones of the Gaelic language. Winding coast roads reveal needle-like rocks that spire from the furious ocean. Hidden beaches are washed by surf and old fishing towns come tinged with springtime flower blooms or rip-roaring with potato festivals. Dingle vacation rentals are a ticket to real Ireland.

Things to do

Heritage oozes from the Dingle Peninsula

Dingle Peninsula is steeped in mysterious Gaelic legends and tales of pre-Christian settlement. You can delve into this enthralling past at the Celtic and Prehistoric Museum in Ventry, which comes packed with handmade tools and mammoth remains from thousands of years ago. Before heading back to the warmth of your Dingle Peninsula vacation rentals, the Game of Thrones-esque Eask Tower beckons, too, and the curious Fahan Beehive Huts that have stood there for centuries. Also, don't miss excursions to the UNESCO site of Skellig Michael, a dramatic Gaelic Christian monastery built on craggy coastal islands in the 6th century.

Activities

Driving the Dingle Peninsula

"Drive it" _ that's the advice most locals will give as they peer over the rim of their stout glass in the shanty taverns of Dingle's fishing towns. And it's true: There really is no better way to uncover the wild beauty, rock-ribbed mountains, wind-buffeted beaches, and primeval coastal formations of the region than by car. The Slea Head Drive is one of the best. It takes a whole afternoon, whizzing past grass-topped peaks, ancient beehive settlements, salt-sprayed cliffs, and the roaring Atlantic Ocean.

Weather

Different seasons in the Dingle Peninsula

The summer _ from June to August _ is the most popular time to visit the Dingle Peninsula. It's got the driest days and the warmth, seeing the Irish pubs open up onto their green lawns, the beaches at their most walkable, and the top conditions for enjoying the panoramas of the Atlantic Way. Dingle Peninsula vacation rentals really crank up the cozy factor in winter though, hiding beneath snow-dusted mountains and offering a base near wind-blasted, rain-lashed cliffs from November to March. It all depends on what side of backcountry Ireland you'd prefer to see.

Natural features

Nature abounds around the Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is pure drama. Its hinterland is crashed through by the rises of the Slieve Mish range, which go to 851 meters with their ice-age ridges and cairns. There are green valleys hidden within, pockmarked by old oak groves and babbling rivers. It's the coast that really draws the photographers though, what with those gasp-inducing vistas of chiseled cliffs and sheer-cut rocks. The stony Blasket Islands are a picture of an even wilder Ireland, while the beaches of Dingle Bay and beyond come washed with surf swells and ringed with swimming dolphins.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Dingle Peninsula

Fly into Cahirciveen (CHE-Reeroe), the closest airport, located 17.9 mi (28.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Killarney (KIR-Kerry), which is 26.7 mi (42.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Corca Dhuibhne, IE?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 309 vacation rentals around Corca Dhuibhne. From 120 house rentals to 151 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a rural property near Corca Dhuibhne?

There's something undeniably charming about living out in the country. If you're a city slicker eager for a taste of rural life, we can help you out. Vrbo has 149 rural getaway properties in this destination. On the hunt for a different vacation style? See if any of our other properties tickle your fancy. Our selection here includes:

  • 114 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 86 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 71 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house near Corca Dhuibhne?

Say goodbye to standardized, cookie cutter hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — as well as all the space you could ask for! There are 196 options available on Vrbo. Prices begin at $82 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other property options, such as:

  • Cottage: 190 vacation homes. Prices start from $48 per night.
  • Hotel: 14 vacation homes. Prices start from $84 per night.
  • Apartment: 13 vacation homes. Prices start from $105 per night.

Can I stay near Corca Dhuibhne in a large group?

Getaways with family can be stacks of fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, Vrbo can help. At the moment, cottage vacation homes are all the rage for large groups of visitors here, and you'll find 66 listed on our database. Rental options around this area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • On the hunt for vacation homes that can sleep 6 people? We have 140 that will be ideal. Prices begin from just $57 per night.
  • Looking for a vacation property for 8 guests? We have 94 that will be perfect. You can get one for as low as $66 a night.
  • Traveling with a group of 5? We have 42 vacation homes that will suit. Prices begin at just $57 per night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousins and all your friends to Corca Dhuibhne.

Where are the cheapest rentals near Corca Dhuibhne?

Bid farewell to dull cookie-cutter hotel chains! Indulge in the flexibility of living like one of the locals in an economical rental instead. Have a look at the great options available to book on Vrbo. When it comes to finding a terrific deal, the first place you look should be Castlegregory. Here, Vrbo has 7 rentals at an average price of $112 per night. You'll find another 40 Vrbo rentals waiting to be booked in or around Killarney. The average price in this area is $179 per night.