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Feeling hungry? What better way to get to know a place than to taste the food and drink of the area. Meet the local producers, sample their flavours and see the passion and dedication of the Dingle Peninsula’s artisan food and drink community for yourself.
Sample Dingle Peninsula cheese flavoured with handpicked dilisk seaweed.and matured in a 200 year old stone building whose natural flora adds to the fermentation process and the final taste.
Take a tour of Dingle’s own independent distillery and taste their award winning whiskey, gin and vodka. Carnivores will love Annascaul Black Pudding handmade with fresh blood and natural ingredients to their century old recipe. Learn how to prepare and cook fish you catch yourself on a 'Catch and eat' experience. Try a relaxed and social culinary trail, foraging or cooking traditional Irish food at Dingle's Cookery School
Or savour gourmet Dingle Ice Cream made the old fashioned way with free range eggs, fresh milk from the rare Kerry cow breed and organic cane sugar and flavoured with unusual flavours such as Dingle Sea Salt, caramelised brown bread and DIngle Gin.
The Dingle Peninsula is a foodies delight. Fresh natural ingredients such as mountain lamb salted by the sea air, seafood fresh from the boats and tenderly grown vegetables and herbs, are lovingly crafted by skilled local chefs and artisan to create taste experiences that will live long in your memory.
The taste experience of the year is the Dingle Food Festival which takes place annually on the first weekend in October.
Organised by a group of local people on a non profit making basis the festival is a celebration of quality food and drink and a great chance to meet artisan food providers, chefs and restaurant and taste their produce in what is like a giant street party.
Locals call it ‘The Best Weekend of the Year’ as the town comes alive with locals and visitors. Highlights of the festival include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, childrens' events, wine tastings, whiskey tastings and much much more.
The most popular part of the festival is ‘The Taste Trail‘. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink the Peninsula has to offer.
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Do come and stay!
We are very happy to help guide you to your idyllic holiday or short break on the Dingle Peninsula. Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance, a marketing co-operative owned and managed by its members across the peninsula, have produced this website to provide you, our visitors with the most up to date information you need to plan and enjoy your visit.
If you cannot find the information you need, or have a question you would like answered, please feel free to contact us.
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