Situated around a natural harbour below the Slievanea Mountain on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland, Dingle enjoys one of the loveliest locations in the country. Indeed it was once described by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on earth.’
In recent years it has become popular with members of the yachting fraternity, looking for new challenging coastlines to explore. The area around Dingle is certainly nothing less than dramatic with its countless islands, picturesque bays and lovely beaches. The harbour with its excellent marina (opened 1992) offers sheltered berthing and is close to all the local amenities.
The town itself is renowned for its hospitality, excellent restaurants and a whopping 52 pubs. There is a vibrant atmosphere with plenty of live music and good company to be enjoyed.
Lovely though the town is it is the surrounding countryside that is the real magnet. The Dingle Peninsula is a virtual treasure trove of natural and historic gems from spectacular mountain vistas to long sandy beaches, stunning splinter slatted rock masses to awe inspiring cliff faces.
Tiny picturesque villages are scattered throughout the region making it popular with walkers and cyclists and the warmth of the Gulf Stream ensures a green landscape filled with unusual, often rare, flora and fauna. If you get deja vu whilst touring around, worry not. The Dingle peninsula is a favourite amongst filmmakers, with Ryan’s Daughter and Far and Away amongst the many movies made there. As places to get away from it go, you’d be hard pressed to find anyway better that Dingle and it’s namesake peninsula. A magical, truly breathtaking place, it has almost too much to offer.
Dingle, on the Southwest coast of Ireland, has something for everyone.
While essentially a thriving fishing village and farming community, it is also a nature lovers dream, an open air museum, an inspiration for artists, surfers heaven and a hotbed of irish language, music and heritage.
It also draws the 'beautiful people' as a movie location or just to enjoy it's world famous restaurants, quality shops, golf course, yachting marina and unique pub culture. The unusual mix of fishermen and film stars, sailors and surfers, musicians and mountaineers gives Dingle an atmosphere of its own.
In the centre of this hive of activity and charm is The Grapevine, on Dykegate Lane, just off Main Street. We love what we do and enjoy meeting travellers from all round the world and hear about their adventures. We can help you get the most out of your visit to Dingle with lots of local knowledge and advice on what might suit you best. We have room for 30 guestsâ€¦.just small enough to meet most people and feel at home.
'WHERE IRISH SOUL MEETS ITALIAN CHARACTOR TO CREATE A SPECIAL EATING EXPERIENCE'
Orignal stone walls - spacious, releaxed atmosphere. Fresh seafood a speciality. Handmade ravioli and gnocchi, all pasta made on premises-specialised Italian wines. Earlybird and childrens menus available
It's a real taste of Europe. Open all day, customers can choose from a choice of meals. We have a large selection of Pizzas such as Margherita / Spinach & Ricotta / Vegetarian / Pancetta (includes Bacon, Peppers, Tomato Sauce, Mushroom and Mozzarella) / Atomica (includes Ham, Fresh Tomato Sauce, Mushroom, Salamino, Onions, Olives, Roasted Red Peppers and Mozzarella). Individual slices are on offer as well
We also offer: Fresh Homemade Soup / Fresh Homemade Pasta (cooked or uncooked) / Homemade Pasta Sauces / Lasagne / Greek Salads / Italian Salamis / Fine Italian Wines / Cheeses