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    Accommodation in Dingle

UPDATE 23rd April.

It''s getting late for booking accommodation in Dingle for May now so you need to act fast. If you are interested in a room in a house share, we may have something for you, contact Graham immediately!


There is lots of accommodation of all sorts available in and around Dingle. Bed and Breakfast is the most popular option; B&Bs are traditionally family-run and in ordinary houses, but increasingly in purpose-built four to eight bedroom houses. These tend to be modern and comfortable, rather than quaint or 'typically Irish'. Ensuite bathrooms are standard. There are several rival tourist agencies and dozens of websites all with different lists of B&Bs etc. (Note that all of these, including Bord Failte / Cork-Kerry Tourism are private businesses, which only feature establishments whose owners pay them for promoting them!)  You can contact these agencies directly of course, eg via the web, but we can also give you suggestions to find the kind of place you want. If we get enough people who want the same kind of place we should be able to negotiate a deal on your behalf. 

Skellig Hotel & Dingle Bay

It is rather hard to find single B&B rooms at a reasonable price, so if travelling on your own, sharing a twin room could be a good option.

The cheapest option is to stay in a hostel of which there are three or four in Dingle. You don't need a student card or anything like that and prices go from €15 to €30 per person per night, depending on how many beds per room. B&Bs go from €35 to €80 per person sharing per night and include a generous breakfast.  At the top of the range they can be more luxurious than the hotels, whose main selling point is their other facilities such as bar and restaurant on the premises (perhaps not a great draw when there are dozens of pubs and restaurants nearby). Other terms you will see are 'Townhouse' and 'Guesthouse'; these are basically  the same as B&B's but with pretensions to being of a higher standard.

For maximum comfort and convenience you can stay at the conference venue itself, the Skellig Hotel, who have offered us a small discount to €70pp per night (from €75 mid-week price) if we book 15 rooms, with no single supplement for the first five to book. (normally €25). Tell us if you want to take up this option.

If staying for a whole week, you might also consider sharing the rental of a self-catering holiday cottage, which in some ways gives you more facilities at a lower overall cost. These also tend to be of a good standard and usually sleep from 6 to 10 people. They are usually only available from Saturday to Saturday. Prices from €500 to €2000.

For more details, see our suggestions on the next page. is dedicated to giving accurate information about 'friendly' or sociable wild dolphins (and whales) around the coastal waters of Ireland - i.e., those cetaceans who from time to time choose to interact with humans.. Dolphins include Fungie the Dingle Dolphin, Dony and Dusty.