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I spent a wonderful week at Pax Guest House, summer 2008, and returned for a couple of nights in April 2009, then took my family for a 3-day break in April 2011.
The Guest House is located on a quiet country lane overlooking Dingle Harbour. It's approximately 10-15 minute walk into Dingle town. If you're walking back at night, recommend taking a torch, as the lane has no street lights or pavement (sidewalk); this is quite common in rural areas of Ireland. (John does provide high visibility jackets for all guests; you'll find them in the wardrobe).
The views from the cosy guest lounge over Dingle Harbour and beyond to the Ring of Kerry are just breathtaking.
Rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean and breakfast is wholesome and delicious; do try the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon - and John's scones are divine!
Please note that Pax is a "Guest House" - not a "b&b" : there's a slight difference! A Guest House is larger than a b&b and is usually a purpose-built structure, therefore "may" have more of a "hotel" feel to it. A "b&b" is usually a family home with a smaller number of rooms (en-suite). At most guest houses and b&bs you will find a lounge available for use, and wifi is becoming more commonly found.
This is a great little book shop! I never fail to find a book or two to add to my growing collection of books on all things Irish. Great source for books by the Blasket authors, and books about Dingle.
Beautiful handmade quality leather handbags. Shop in town at Holy Ground, opposite Supervalu, alternatively: Drive west out of Dingle on the R559 towards Slea Head (approx 3 miles) to their workshop located down a quiet country lane (signposted from main road).
Don't let the name put you off: it sounds a bit "veggie/healthy" to some! This smart restaurant with a very modern interior serves excellent continental cuisine. Somewhere to celebrate a special event!
Now, I haven't actually dined here, but wished to add this restaurant as my host John at Pax Guest House highly recommended this establishment, and fellow guests who did dine at the Chart House were full of praise for their dining experience.
Tucked away in a little street off Main Street, this family run establishment serves quality dishes sourced from local suppliers. No fancy-schmancy cuisine, just decent home cooking with style. Highly recommended! Note: credit cards not accepted.
The exterior of this little "shack" on the seafront is deceptive; inside there's a pleasant dining room beyond the bar and some of the best seafood you'll find anywhere. Definitely one for the seafood lover: no chips (fries) served here, but dishes are served with an interesting selection of vegetables and condiments. Highly recommended!
With flavours ranging from "honey cardamom", "chocolate whiskey truffle" to "brown bread and Guinness" and family favourites "cookies and cream", "vanilla" and "chocolate" Murphy's is a "must" for all with a sweet tooth! They serve a nice cup of tea and coffee, too.
18. Dingle Pubs
Popular pubs in Dingle town: Dick Mack's on Green Street, opposite the Church; O'Flaherty's, near Holy Ground, and An Droichead Beag at the bottom of Main Street. Ashe's pub on Main Street offers delicious food as well as being a pleasant pub.
Traditional pubs: Foxy John's and Curran's, both on Main Street
19. Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows at Diseart Institute
From mid-April to end of September on Monday, Wednesday and Friday you can hear traditional music at St James Church on Main Street. The concert commences at 7.30pm and lasts 2hrs. Tickets can be purchased at the tourist office or any of the music shops in Dingle.