Dingle

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Home to a historic port, this lovely little town offers great eateries, arts and crafts shops, live music venues, and nice fishing.

The only town on the Dingle Peninsula, Dinglesits on the Atlantic coast. In Ireland the town was developed as a port following the Norman invasion of Ireland. The Dingle Peninsula was the scene of much of the military activity of 1579–80. On 17 July 1579 James FitzMaurice FitzGerald brought a small fleet of ships to Dingle. He made landfall, launching the Second Desmond Rebellion. sites in Dingle include St. Mary's church, which was a neo-Gothic church built to designs by J. J. McCarthy. Since 1984 a common bottlenose dolphin has frequented the Dingle harbour area. He has been given the name Fungie. He regularly shows up when tour boats go out to meet him.
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