When not golfing, the surrounding region has many sites and sounds to offer visitors. The region’s rich history forms the backbone of the many local walking tours that traverse the peninsula’s mountainous and valley-strewn lands.
One such popular trail, the Pilgrims Route or Cosán na Naomh, traverses 18km of Dingle countryside, connecting many of the early Christian sites for which the peninsula is renowned. Other popular routes include the Dingle Way, suited for those looking for a mountainous trek.
Dingle town is home to Ireland’s largest collection of sharks at Dingle’s Oceanworld Aquarium. For those looking for a closer look at the local sea life, the uninhabited Blasket Islands are the perfect destination. Boats operate along the coastline, ferrying passengers to the islands. During the trip, whales, dolphins, orcas and porpoises can often be spotted. The islands themselves are home to vast colonies of seabirds.