Dingle was once notorious for being the location for the country's bouyant smuggling trade, it also served as a base for trading with Spain and France. These days though, people flock to Dingle for its vibrant social scene; traditional Irish music, dancing and a vast array of restaurants, many of which specialise in seafood for which the town is famous.
This compact town makes a great rest day for browsing through numerous craft shops and enjoying the lively ambiance in general.
Dingle's most famous resident is a dolphin named "Fungi" who lives by himself in Dingle Bay. He has spent over 15 years enjoying the surrounds of Dingle and is responsible for a huge proportion of the tourist revenue that comes into the area. Regular boat trips depart from the pier with some offering money back to the customers that don't get to meet Fungi.