The Dingle Peninsula is open to visitors all year round and can be a very enjoyable destination any time of year. The Summer months are the most popular and the busiest. See When to visit the Dingle Peninsula
The honest answer to this is a lifetime! Plan to spend at least two to three nights on the Peninsula to be able to sample and enjoy this magical place. The whole experience of the Dingle Peninsula is about slowing down and living at a completely different pace. Linger a while and you will find yourself wishing to stay longer or like many before you returning again and again over a lifetime
The closest airport to the Dingle Peninsula is Kerry Airport at Farranfore, 20km from the start of the peninsula and 57 km from Dingle town. This is a regional airport. International flights connect to Kerry Airport via Dublin. The closest international airports to the Dingle Peninsula are Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. See airports and connections
Bus Eireann runs a local bus service between Tralee Bus Station and Dingle Town - route 275 with 4/5 buses per day in both directions daily. There are limited services to Cloghane - Route 273 and to Ballyferriter Route - 275A.
Tralee, Killarney and Farranfore are the nearest train stations to the Dingle Peninsula with rail connections to Dublin, Cork and nationwide. See Rail and Bus Services for more information.
Much of the peninsula of Corca Dhuibhne is a Gaeltacht or an area where the Irish language (Gaeilge, Gaelainn or Gaelic) is widely spoken in the home, workplace or school. English is also spoken so you will have no problem communicating. Road signs and business signs are in Irish within the Gaeltacht. See Irish Language and the Gaeltacht for more information.
The warming effect of the Gulf Stream is strong around the Dingle Peninsula. Average temperatures range from 7°C -16°C (44°F- 61°F). Frost and snow are rare especially at the western end of the peninsula. When it does snow it is usually only visible on the mountains and higher ground as it melts quickly at sea level. Atlantic weather fronts cause changeable weather and the mountains are subject to rain and mist. See Climate and Weather for more information.
The mood is informal on the Dingle Peninsula. Wear casual, comfortable clothes and footwear and be prepared for rain. Layers of clothing, a rainproof jacket and shoes will make you flexible and free to enjoy whatever nature brings all year round, with a warm coat and hat being advisable for the winter months.
There are two banks in Dingle Town. Post Offices in Ventry, Dingle, Castlegregory and Annascaul offer some banking services. For more details and a list of ATM’s on the peninsula see Banking and ATM's