This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dunquin. To help you make friends with Dunquin before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The picturesque landscapes surrounding Dunquin, along Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, feature dramatic cliffs and stunning views of the Blasket Islands. This historic community offers a number of heritage and memorial sites for people looking to learn more about Dunquin’s past, as well as wonderful way to experience the thriving Gaelic culture still surviving in this part of Ireland.
Vacation rentals are plentiful in Dunquin, but there are also hotels and hostels available for tourists to choose from. A hostel experience in Dunquin makes for a unique stop along Dingle Way, but can be challenging as there is no shop to purchase food. Visitors will need to grab groceries before arriving, or plan to eat out at local restaurants. Fortunately, tourists can look forward to some fantastic dining experiences here – formal and informal.
This peninsula features some incredible culinary options, highlighting some of the locally sourced and produced foods that this unique location has to offer. Many of these delicacies are available not only in Dingle’s restaurants, but also at the farmer’s market and the local brewery and distillery. Opportunities are also available to engage visitors even more directly with the community’s cuisine thanks to fishing charters, cheesemaking classes, and culinary demonstrations.
Outdoor activities are especially popular among visitors to Dunquin and the Dingle Peninsula. Tourists can enjoy equestrian pursuits, dolphin-spotting excursions, golf, cycling, birdwatching, and even just taking a stroll through the beautiful cliffs and hills that make up the rugged landscape in this part of Ireland. Be sure to take a moment to experience some of the spectacular sunsets in Dunquin – these impressive displays are often featured in calendars, postcards, and brochures.
Kerry Airport is the closest airport to the peninsula, with connections through Dublin and other major international airports in the United Kingdom. Shuttle services and other public transportation options are available to bring visitors from the airport to their Dunquin hostel or hotel.
Written by local enthusiast for Dunquin hostelsJakob Lombardi