Pub / Hardware / Convenience
One thing that always fascinates me is the way these real countryside pubs are quite often a pub combined with a hardware store and a convenience store and a bicycle repair shop and a farm implement store and everything you can think of in one.
Visit Foxy John's in Dingle for instance and you'll get a good example.
Unless you're there in the July/August "heat wave", I wouldn't swim here without a wetsuit - this water is COLD! But a more picturesque beach you will never find! This is a lovely spot to stretch your legs. Strolling and breathing the clean fresh air is great!
I heard fellow Germans in the B&B who were surprised when they heard that there was a language called Irish. I was shocked....
So here are a few facts that might be helpful:
Yes there is a language called Irish.
Yes everyone has to learn it in school.
No, it's no dialect of English.
Yes, in some areas (Gaeltachts) people still speak it in everyday life. Not only the old people! In Dingle, too!
Yes, on some signs in these areas signposts are only in Irish - so you better check the Irish name of the place you are going to before hitting the road!!
Enzo has a few great pages about the language on his Ireland page...
Make sure you get a caddy, as walking up and down, up and down, can definately be a drain on your golf game. I've never been so tired after carrying my bag for 18 holes, but the course is wonderful. The backdrop of the sea on some holes is just unbelievable.
Ireland's Westernmost point
Located at the tip of the Dingle peninsula is Dunmore Head, Ireland's westernmost point. A short walk from main the road this rock covered in sheep and sheep's droppings juts out into the sea. Canada straight ahead!