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Fungi the Dingle Dolphin

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Graigue House is a stunning new holiday home located in Lispole Village on the spectacular eastern coast of the majestic Dingle Peninsula, and is 5 miles from Dingle Town. The house is set back on a private gated site on a quiet country road in the most tranquil of surroundings with amazing views of the Stricin Mountain.

This beautiful spacious house has been tastefully decorated and furnished. It has a modern, fully-fitted kitchen dining room with patio doors leading onto a private garden.

storage, comfy beds with all linen provided. Two bedrooms have their own en-suite bathrooms with modern showers including the very spacious master suite.

The large lounge has a fully functioning Stanley Woodchip Stove and a large flat-screen TV.

This house also comes with its very own games room with a Pool Table, Juke Box and a XBox with a selection of games.

Graigue house is a stone's throw from Lispole Village which has a pub,shop/petrol station, GAA Sports Field. and a Hand Ball Alley.

Minard beach and Castle is a short drive away or a leisurely 20 minute walk, this beautiful secluded beach is spotless and has historic geological interest including 380 million year old fossilised sand dunes which can be seen from the cliffs, and it is one of the finest storm beaches in Ireland. The Castle was a 16th century tower built of Minard Sandstone. It was attacked by Cromwell's army in 1650 and structurally damaged.

Dingle Town is 5 miles away and is a picturesque and quaint with brightly painted buildings lining both sides of the streets, with many cafes, restaurants, bars, craft and gift shops. It has so much character it is wonderful. There is a Marina with excellent day cruising opportunities.

Dingle has a great choice of restaurants with amazing food including fresh seafood restaurants, plenty of bars with traditional Irish music, and Guinness (try it with Black Currant!), or one of our locally brewed spirits 'Dingle Gin/Vodka' or Crean beer! Named in honour of Tom Crean from Annauscal Dingle who was a member of the Antarctic Explorers who travelled with Scott between 1911 - 1913.

There is plenty to do during the day, including visiting Dunquin and Inch Beach where Ryan's daughter by David Lean with Robert Mitcham and Sarah Miles was filmed in 1969, or Slea Head where Far and Away was filmed with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in 1991.

Take a boat trip out to see Fungi our bottle nosed dolphin which has lived here for the last 30 years or learn to surf on Inch Beach.

Take a boat trip out to the Famous Blasket Islands a group of islands off the Dingle coast which were inhabited until 1953 by a completely Irish-speaking population, and today are part of the Gaeltacht, visit the Blasket Island Heritage centre in Dunquin Village.

The Irish Famine cottages are worth a visit and give an insight into how people lived in and around 1880. The Bee Hive Huts which have stood here for over 4,000 years, and were inhabited until about 1200 AD, and so much more to see and do you definitely won't be bored!

Dingle is the most westerly town in Europe and is often referred to as the next parish to America. Piled high with majestic mountains and fringed with quiet unpolluted beaches this colourful holiday destination is a haven for walkers, golfers, surfers, sailors, sightseers and deep sea fishermen. The town offers a wonderful selection of bars and restaurants which make full use of the fresh seafood that is landed at the harbour each day. This is a Gaeltacht with something for everyone on Europes final Western Frontier.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Dingle (Daingean ui chuis)

Dingle offers a host of activities and attractions for the visitor including:

Sailing

The sheltered harbour at Dingle offers pleasant and safe sailing location

Diving

Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands offer a wonderful diving environment

Dolphin Boat Trips

Dingle has its own resident Dolphin "Fungi" and boat trips leave Dingle pier all day, every day, all year round to see him wild and free in his natural habitat.

Golf

Ceann Sibeal Golf Links in Ballyferriter (7 miles from Dingle), set in the splendid scenery of the Dingle Peninsula and overlooking the historic Blasket Islands, is Europes most westerly golf course.

Beaches

The Dingle Peninsula boasts some wonderful sandy beaches including the beautiful beach at Ventry and the massive Inch Beach.

Walking

The Dingle Way (153km/95 miles) circles the Dingle Peninsula from Tralee Bay to Inch Beach to Dingle Bay.

Horse Riding

What better way to discover the delights of the Dingle Peninsula than on horseback.

Sea Angling

Dingle Bay is famous for the wide variety of fish to be caught.

VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Dingle Oceanworld - Mara Beo

This is a fascinating Aquarium featuring all sorts of creatures from the deep.

The Blasket Island Centre

Located in Dun Chaoin, this heritage centre is dedicated to the history, language, culture and unique literary achievements of the Blasket Islands.

Gallarus Oratory Centre

Built in the 7th and 8th Century this is a remarkable example of an early Christian Church in Ireland which has survived over the centuries.

Dingle World of Leisure

This leisure centre is a must for all ages and contains a fully equipped gym, counter flow swimming pool, steam room, sauna, hydro spa, 10 pin bowling and amusements.

Other Attractions Include:

Louis Mulcahy Pottery Visitor Centre

Freshwater Experience Pet Farm

Celtic & Prehistoric Museum

Corca Dhuibhne Museum

THE GAELTACHT

This is the term used to refer to those areas of Ireland where the Irish language (Gaeilge) is still spoken as a community language and its cultures and traditions are very much alive and thriving. The Dingle Peninsula area of the Kerry Gaeltacht is known as Corca Dhuibhne and is renowned for its rugged beauty, rolling mountains, sparkling lakes, haunting woodlands and golden sandy beaches.

Things to do and see in Kerry

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee Co Kerry:

Kingdom Greyhound Stadium is a three level multi-function complex with excellent facilities. The stadium is glass fronted and contains a Grandstand restaurant, lounge bar and fastfood facilities. There are two hospitality suites on level three which cater for group/tourbus bookings. Children have free admission so go on - Enjoy a fun night out with a difference every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night all year round.

Muckross House Gardens And Traditional Farms, Killarney,

Muckross House is a magnificent Victorian Mansion and one of Ireland's leading stately homes. It is beautifully situated amidst the spectacular scenery of Killarney National Park, Ireland's Premier National Park.

The Muckross Traditional Farms are an authentic outdoor interpretation, on a 70 acre elevated site, of rural life in Kerry in the 1930's and 1940's. The Traditional Farms present an authentic environment and experience of rural life in the early part of the 20th century. Traditional buildings and field systems are recreated and domestic farming and craft practices are carried out daily during the visitor season.

Crag Cave, Castleisland

Crag cave is formed of limestone. It is a coulourful wonderland of stalagmites and stalactites. Discovered in 1983 and thought to be over a million years old, this natural, all weather attraction has dramatic sound and lighting effects.

A visit to Crag Cave will delight and enthrall all ages. The friendly guides will explain the origins of the cave and introduce visitors to a world older than mankind. There are a restaurant, gift shop and crazy play area on site.

Kerry Crafted Glass, Killarney

Go visit the only glassworks of it kind in Ireland, see the glassblower mould and blow each individual piece of glass using traditional tools. Dating back thousand of year, all the glass is made using 100% recycled glass. Children are amazed to feel the heat and to get so close to the hot glass. A warm welcome awaits you at Kerry Glass. Shop on site.

Kerry Film Festival

The Kerry Film Festival is Ireland's premier short film festival attracting film makers from all over the world. The festival takes place annually, in October, at locations throughout Kerry including Tralee, Killarney, Dingle & Listowel. Screenings have taken place in many diverse venues such as cinemas, art centres, interpretative centres, disused buildings, pubs, polytunnels etc. While the festival will feature full length films, workshops etc. the main event is a short film competition with awards presented by Ardmore Studios, Ireland. The festival holds a short script competition in association with the Cork Film Centre.

Puck fair,Killorglin

Puck Fair is one of Ireland's oldest festivals. The festival includes traditional cattle and horse fairs, as well as the coronation and dethronement of a goat. There are also hours of free family entertainment encompassing busking, parades, fireworks, street entertainment, day and night concerts.The Patrick O'Keeffe

Traditional Music Festival

Held in Castleisland, Co.Kerry every October Bank Holiday weekend since 1993.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Minard Beach 3 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Farranfore airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Tralee 40 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The County Kerry region

Other Activities things to do while you are here:

Pony Trekking

Dingle Ocean World Aquarium with 12 Gentoo Penguins

Seal Sanctuary

Surfing on Inch Beach (Wet suites and training provided)

Kite Surfing in Maharees

Irish Famine Cottages on Slea Head

Golf

Pitch and Putt

Phoenix Cinema with some great new films!

The Blasket Islands Boat Trips

Dingle Sailing Club

Walking Trails

Fabulous beaches

Historic Attractions including: Gallerus Oratory. The Beehives and St. Brendan's House

There is so much do that you may run out of time and have to come back!

*All bed linen and towels are supplied. All services are included in the rental price (electricity, oil and gas). No hidden extra charges.

*One travel cot available. Cot linen supplied.

*High stair available.

What's happening in 2013:

Jan 6 Women's Christmas

Feb 13-17 Ballyferriter school of music

Feb 16 & 17 Dingle walking festival

Feb 22-24 Paidi O Se football festival

Mar 15-18 Dingle International Film festival

Mar 17 St Patrick's Day

April 20 Scuba diving festival Maherees

April 26-28 Fungi the Dingle Dolphin 30 years celebration

May 2-6 Feile na Bealtaine (May Festival of the arts)

May 4 Dingle cycle challenge

May 15-19 St Brendan's week

May 17-19 JSAR Joint search & rescue competition

May 24-31 Cead Mile Failte Abhaile (Blasket & West Kerry welcome home)

May 31 The Mighty Session,Bringing them all back home

June 1-3 Mighty Session, Bringing them all back home

June 8 SHU Irish Culture History Language Program

June 21-23Tom Crean International Festival (Annascaul)

June 23 Bonfire Night in Ballymore, Dingle

June 30 Dingle Triathlon

July 4-7 Cloughane music festival

July 6 Dingle Women's mini marathon

July 14 West Kerry agricultural show

July 10-15 Castlegregory summer festival

July 12-14 Dingle Rhythm festival

July 20&21 Ventry regatta

July 30 Triplets for a day (O Shea family Annascaul)

Aug 2-5 Annascaul beer festival

Aug 2-6 Lispole festival (music & Gaelic games)

Aug 2-5 Ballydavid regatta

Aug 9-11 Dingle horse races

Aug 15-23 Ireland Surf Safari Castlegregory

Aug 25 Brandon regatta

Sept 7 Dingle marathon

Sept 12-15 Dingle Tradfest (traditional Irish music)

Sept 16 The Kennedy Clan Reunion (Skellig Hotel)

Sept 28&29 Dingle singles weekend

Sept 28 Castlegregory walking festival

Oct 1-4 Genealogy Native West Kerry Names (Dunquin)

Oct 3-6 Dingle Food & Wine festival

Oct 12-19 Moriarty Gathering

Oct 13 Dingle Duathlon

Oct 26-28 Dingle Maritime Heritage Weekend

Nov 8-16 O Brien's Corner Ireland Gathering

Nov 29&30 Other Voices music festival

Dec 1 Other Voices music festival

Dec 24 Christmas Eve

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 26 Wren's Day

Dec 31 New Years Eve

Dingle

Graigue house is a stone's throw from Lispole Village which has a pub,shop/petrol station, GAA Sports Field.

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16 Sep 2014

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"Made the hol"

Everything about the house was perfect, from its vast size to the stunning view out the front window. The kids made great use of the games room upstairs (and I the pool table) but it had everything we… More

15 Aug 2014

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"Stunning holiday home"

I stayed in this house in July & our family stay was amazing. On arrivalmyself, my husband & 2 kids were met by the house owner Chris who showed us around the house & gave us wonderful tips for our st… More

1 Jul 2013

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"This is the life!!"

Recently returned from a short break in Dingle and stayed at Graigue House. What a wonderful break we had. Graigue House is a short drive to Dingle and this suited us so well as we did not want to sta… More

8 May 2013

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"“Stunning Location and a Beautiful House”"

Graigue House in Lispole, Dingle is set back on a quiet country road on slightly elevated grounds with stunning views of the Stricin Mountains. The house is surrounded by a large garden, which is gate… More

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