Am Luí, Ballinaboula, Dingle, Co. Kerry. Ireland. E-mail: dinglebednights@eircom.net

Telephone number: +353-66-9151373
Mobile phone (cell phone): +353-87-3118418

FREE WiFi for your mobile or laptop from all rooms during your stay.


Helpful Information:


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Airports

Kerry Airport: at Farranfore, approximately 1 hour from Dingle. For departure/arrival information call 066- 97-64644.

Shannon Airport: 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive. Enquiries 061-471582.

Cork Airport: 2-1/2 to 3 hour drive. Enquiries 021-313131.
 

Art

There are a number of excellent galleries throughout the Dingle Peninsula.

 

Archaeological Tours

Hidden Ireland: walking tours, phone 066- 91-51868.

Sciúird: By coach or car, phone  066-91-51937. Pickup at the Pier or from our home can also be arranged the night before.

 

Bank Holidays

1 January; St. Patrick's Day 17 March; Easter Monday; May Day first Monday in May; first Monday in June; first Monday in August; Halloween; Christmas Day;  Stephens Day.

 

Banks

Bank of Ireland and Allied Irish Bank are both located on Main Street. Opening hours: Monday 10 am to 5 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday 10 am to 4 p.m.

 

Betting Shops

Located on Strand Street. Closed on Sunday.
 

Bicycle Hire

Available at: Foxy John's, Main Street; Mountain Man, Strand Street; Paddy's, Dykegate Lane.
 

Bird Watching

You do not have to go any further than our front gate to see some of the rarer birds which use the harbour area here in Dingle to feed. In the winter we have birds from Greenland and Canada, whilst in the summer we play host to birds from Africa.

 

Blasket Islands

Boat trips to the Blasket Islands leave from Dingle and from the pier at Dún Chaoin on the Slea Head drive during the summer months, depending on the weather.

 

Bookshops

Café Liteartha on Dykegate Lane has books of Irish and local interest.

Léigh Linn The Dingle Bookshop on Green Street.

 

Breakfast

Served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. (earlier if requested). See our Breakfast Menu for a list of all our wonderful choices.

 

Bureau de Change

Available at banks, Tourist Office, some shops, estate agents offices, and Credit Union office.

 

Burnham

The scenic area just west of Dingle.
 

Buses

As local bus times change seasonally, please check with one of us for local times or ring 066-71-23566 for national bus service times.

 

Cafes

The town boasts a lively selection of cafes.

Car Hire

Available through Irish Car Rentals.
 

Check Out

We ask guests to please vacate rooms by 11 a.m. on day of departure.

 

Church Services

Roman Catholic: Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11.30a.m. Saturdays summer at 8 p.m. winter at 7:30 p.m.; weekdays at 10 a.m.

Church of Ireland (Anglican): 12 noon every Sunday.

 

Cinema

Phoenix Cinema, Dykegate Lane, phone 066-91-51222. Very often have first run films.
 

Coach Hire

Auto Cabs, John Liston Ballinvounig, Dingle, Co. Kerry. info@autocabs.com
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Phone:087-9880060
 

Colaiste Ide

Beautiful period house, was the residence of Lord Ventry during British times, and now an all-Irish-speaking girls boarding school.

 

Complaints

We work very hard at satisfying all our guests at all times; but if you have a problem, please give us an opportunity to rectify them first.

 

Conor Pass

This is a lovely drive with a viewing area on top. There is a nice little lake a little down the north side called Peddlers Lake. The pass is quite narrow.

Dancing

During the season traditional set dancing takes place at various venues. Discos take place in some bars and the Hillgrove Hotel at weekends.

 

Dentists

Bryan G. Long, Upper Main St., phone 066-91-51527. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Linda Johnson Corkery, Upper Main St, phone 066- 91-52333.
 

Dingle Races

Claimed locally as the best flapper meeting in both Ireland and the UK. Great fun if you do not take the betting too seriously. Held annually in early August.

 

Dingle Regatta

Racing in traditional Irish Currach canoes. You can watch the activities from along the harbour,  and savour the atmosphere and colour of the day. Sunday early to mid-August, depending on tides.

Dingle Way

Recently re-opened walking route from Tralee to Slea Head, over the Brandon mountain range, and back to Tralee. You can pick up the trail in Dingle and head west through Ventry and Ballyferriter. Definitely for the serious walker. The path is sign posted.

 

Diving

You can take diving lessons and dives at the Dingle Marina Dive Centre phone

066-91-52422 or
087-283-0380.
 

Doctors

The Medical Centre, The Mall, Dingle, phone
066-91-52225.
 

Drama

Siamsa Tíre is a drama group located in Tralee which specialises in Irish productions. For information and reservations phone

066-71-23055.
 

Dry Cleaning

Located at Moran's Garage.
 

Electricity

220 volts, 50 Hz.
 

Estate Agents

Diony O'Connor, Green St, phone 066-91-51655

 

Fairy Forts

There are several such forts around Dingle. Some say that the Tuatha De Dannan, a small race of people who colonised parts of Ireland, commenced their exploits in Ceann Trá (Ventry). To follow through on this, why not join an archaeological tour.

 

Ferries

Cork-Swansea, phone 021-271166.
Rosslare-Fishguard, phone 053-33158.
Rosslare-Cherbourg, phone 053-33158.
Rosslare-LeHavre, phone 053-33158.

 

Ferries - Local

Between Dunquin and the Blasket Islands, every hour during the summer, weather permitting, phone 066-91-51868.

Tarbert to Killimer (scenic route north across the Shannon etuary), every hour on the half-hour daylight hours, phone

065-53124.
 

Film Club

Tuesday evening during winter and spring only. Enquire at the Phoenix Cinema, 066-91-51222.

 

Fishing

Fresh water fishing: on lakes around the peninsula; permits required.
Sea Angling: you can cast off any suitable beach, pier or rocky shoreline; no permit required. A number of boats work out of Dingle during the summer. You can go on half-day trips or full-day trips. Please ask for leaflet or more information.

 

Fungi

Fungi (some spell it "Fungie", I don't think he minds either way),  the bottlenose dolphin who is living in our harbour area since 1984. You can take a boat trip to see him, or if you wish you can hire a wet suit and swim with him. You can also take a chance and walk out to the harbour mouth to see him up close.

 

Golf

There are a number of courses within striking distance of Dingle town. Ceann Sibeal at Ballyferriter is just 20 minutes drive west, phone 066-91-56255. The county also boasts Killarney, Waterville, Dooks, Ballybunion, Tralee, to mention a few.
 

Bed & Breakfast

B&B's are registered with and regulated by Fáilte Ireland, the Irish Tourist Board. They vary from three bedroomed family homes upwards. The informal atmosphere and personal attention are features of this category. 

 

Horses

Horse riding is available at Coláiste Íde in Burnham, phone 066-91-52018 or 066-91-51868. Short and long treks and lessons can be arranged.

 

Hospital

In the event of an emergency, Dingle Hospital is just a few minutes away. Phone
066-91-51455. The main hospital for the county is Tralee Regional, phone 066-71-26222.

 

Itinerary

Please do not hesitate to ask us to assist you in planning your day trip from our home or for advice on your route to your new destination.

 

Jogging

We understand that some folk are hooked on a morning jog. A beautiful and challenging run is out by the lighthouse on the east side of the harbour, and only for the truly masochistic, there is always the Conor Pass!

 

Kerry

The County name; it covers an area south to Kenmare, east to Castleisland, and north to the Shannon. All points of the county can be accessed comfortably using The Liston Family home as the touring base. There is a complementary copy of "Kerry Gems" available for your to keep. 

 

Post

The post office is on the Main Street; opening hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM. There are post boxes outside the post office and outside Garvey's SuperValu. Incoming post arrives at about 8.30a.m.  Outgoing post leave Dingle at 3.30p.m. Monday to Friday.

 

Parking

While parking is safe, we ask you to take the precautions you normally would when parking in the town or in our car park. Please only park in the areas provided.
 

Restaurants

Dingle now rivals Kinsale as a centre of excellence for gourmet food. The following is a sample of the many restaurants in the town.


  • Chart House : phone 066-91-52255, closed Tuesdays
  • Doyle's : phone  066- 91-51174, closed Sundays
  • Fenton's : phone 066-91-51209
  • Half Door : phone 066-91-51600

Television

There are six Channels only on the TV i.e. RTE 1, Network 2, TV3, TG4, 3e, UTV Ireland.  The remote control will only operate in your room.

Tipping

Tipping is entirely discretionary. If you feel that the service and attention you received merits a reward to my hardworking daughter Jessica, this, while not expected, is always appreciated.

 

Trains

Tralee train station, phone 066-71-23522.
 
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A Hearty Irish Welcome awaits you
Céad Míle Fáilte

THE LISTON FAMILY
BALLINABOULA,
DINGLE,
CO. KERRY
The Liston Family

Landline number:
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