Dingle

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We were spending our second day in Kerry touring the beautiful Dingle Peninsula, and of course, an essential stop was the port and town of Dingle itself.  Dingle is a vibrant town, packed with visitors on our summer visit.  The thing that struck me was the explosion of colour.  Bright shop fronts and pubs, public art, fishing boats and yachts, and the blue of the sky and sea in the summer sun against the vibrant green of the hills and mountains – there was no shortage of subjects for photography.

 

On arrival it was a lttle overcast, so I only took a couple of shots before we visited the Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium (which will be the subject of my next post).  When we emerged again, it was into bright sunshine which showed the colourful town at its best.

 

 

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Not very sharp, but I just had to include the rare sight of a dog reclining on a donkey’s back.

 

 

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Looking across the harbour to Carhoo Hill, with Eask Tower, a stone tower serving as a guide to boats, visible on the summit.

 

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A green Irish postbox.

 

 

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Kerry is a GAA stronghold, although more known for Gaelic football than the hurling depicted here.

 

 

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A sign depicting one of Kerry’s Gaelic footballers from back in the 1940’s, Paddy Bawn Brosnan.

 

 

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Intricate shop sign with celtic design.

 

 

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Another elaborate and impressive shop sign.

 

 

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There was so much to see furhter out on the Dingle Peninsula that we didn’t take time for a boat trip on the harbour in the hope of seeing Dingle’s famous resident, Fungi the dolphin.  Maybe next time.  We would however be passing through on the way back later that evening, with time for a few more shots around the town.

 

2 thoughts on “Dingle

  1. Bright or what? Your photographs certainly capture well the colour and vibrancy of the place – such a contrast to the quiet calm of the countryside and shore of the surroundings. It looks like fun.

    1. Lovely town Jessica, and very historic, so I would have liked more time there to wander around, but we mainly saw it as a gateway to the rest of the peninsula as there was so much further on we wanted to see.

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