Todays viewing of Lispole is that of a stretched village on a winding road. In previous years, the Tralee to Dingle steam train used to stop here. A visual relic from this past is the railway viaduct that spans the Owenalondrig River which was built around 1890. It is also of course a reminder that the once narrow-guage rail line was in its time, an engineering marvel.
Lispole is known as the "Gateway to the Gaeltacht". Not only does this mean that more people can be heard speaking Irish but also that road signs and town names are written in their original Irish form. Recent developments have seen the blacking out of the English names altogether which creates a lot of confusion for tourists looking for directions.