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Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or a casual rambler, the Dingle peninsula offers you some breathtaking hiking experiences. Relatively simple ascents lasting only a few hours to more strenuous options are all available within a stone’s throw of the hotel.

The most popular hiking routes are undoubtedly around Mt. Brandon, Ireland’s ninth highest mountain and arguably its most scenic. The mountain has a fascinating history, both ancient and modern. It was near here that St. Brendan set sail to America and more recently that several aircraft crashed during WWII.

Of course, for the even more adventurous, our hotel is only an hour’s drive away from the famous MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. There is plenty of time in a single day to reach, ascend and descend Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrantouhil, and still be back in plenty time to come back for a well-deserved bite to eat and even a drink or two in our homely bar.If you feel like making a long weekend of it, here’s another incentive.

The Dingle Hillwalking club welcomes casual members on its wonderful hiking sojourns on most Sundays throughout the year. Make sure you have the right gear and be prepared for the magic of walking with friendly people who really know the off-road terrain.

And aside from the guarantee of a good night’s sleep after your hard exertions, there is the prospect of doing it all again the next day in dry gear. No more smelly boots, no more damp clothes hanging from radiators – thanks to our dedicated drying room, at least you can look forward to starting the day in comfort.

Of course, if hiking in the hills isn’t your cup of tea but you still enjoy a ramble, take your pick from a wonderful array of beaches that will take your breath away.
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