The Dingle Peninsula (Irish: Corca Dhuibhne; anglicised as Corkaguiny, the name of the corresponding barony) is the northernmost of the major peninsulas in City Kerry. It ends beyond the town of Dingle at Dunmore Head, the westernmost point of Ireland and arguably Europe.
Location of the Dingle Peninsula
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|Area||583 km2 (225 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||952 m (3,123 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Brandon|
The Dingle Peninsula is named after the town of Dingle. commonly called Corca Dhuibhne (Corcu Duibne) even when those referring to it are speaking in English. Corca Dhuibhne, which means "seed or tribe of Duibhne" (a Goddess, a Gaelic clann name), takes its name from the túath (people, nation) of Corco Dhuibhne who occupied the peninsula in the Middle Ages and who also held a number of territories in the south and east of County Kerry.
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- Glanfahan, site of ancient dry-stone huts (clocháns)
- Caherdorgan North, with medieval stone buildings
- Ballywiheen, containing an ancient stone fort and monastic settlement
- Kilmalkedar, monastic settlement with Ogham stone
- Ferriter's Cove, at the western tip of the peninsula; and
- Gallarus Oratory in the very west of the peninsula near the village of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh in Ard na Caithne.
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, situated in the village of Baile an Fheirtéaraigh (Ballyferriter) has exhibitions detailing the archaeology and history of the peninsula. Some of the exhibitions include Ogham stones, artefacts from the excavations at the nearby monastic site of Riasc (Reask) and objects on loan from the National Museum of Ireland.
Places of interestEdit
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David Lean's 1970 film Ryan's Daughter takes place at a village on the Dingle Peninsula in the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising, and was partly shot on location near Dún Chaoin, Coumeenole Beach, Slea Head and Inch Strand. Far and Away, a 1992 film directed by Ron Howard, was partly filmed on the peninsula.
- MacCulloch, JR (1837). Statistical Account of the British Empire (volume 1). London: Charles Knight & Co. p. 345. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- Suzanne Barrett's Ireland for Visitors, April 2009
- Ireland's Dingle Peninsula Tourism, April 2009
- "Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne: Exhibitions". Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2011.
- "Ryan's Daughter (1970): Locations". IMDb. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "Far and Away (1992): Locations". IMDb. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
- "Leap Year (2010/1): Locations". IMDb. Retrieved 31 May 2011.