Dingle hosts a number of different events throughout the year. These events include a Food Festival, Film Festival and a Marathon. Every year these events attract tourists from all over the world.
The 2016 festival will run on Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st October and Sunday 2nd of October.
The Dingle Food Festival is organised by a voluntary committee of local people on a non profit making basis. Many of the events are free of charge and some events do have a small cover charge purely to cover costs. Any profits generated are donated to charity and this year’s beneficiaries include Action Breast Cancer, Hope Guatemala and Kerry Hospice. All donations to these very worthy causes are very welcome and there will be donation buckets stationed at various points throughout the Festival.
Highlights of the Dingle Peninsula Food Festival include a taste trail in over 60 outlets, where festival goers can purchase taste tickets and sample local cuisine delights in locations that vary from pubs, and galleries to shop and restaurants.
Plus lots of on street entertainment, music and fun for all the family!
Dingle half and full marathon takes place around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula on Saturday 3rd September 2016. The course consists of a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) which traverse the spectacular Dingle Peninsula. This is a ‘must do’ event in one of Ireland’s must beautiful locations on Slea Head with the course designed for runners and walkers to enjoy its breath taking scenery and beautiful rugged coastline. This is the only day in the year when vehicular traffic is removed from Slea Head immersing runners in the natural beauty of the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Other Voices is one of Ireland’s most unique music events. The annual gathering, which started in Dingle, has since it's inception in 2002 evolved to establish itself as a true 'one of a kind'. Now stretching along the Atlantic Way from West Kerry North to Derry, Other Voices attracts an expanding array of artists from across the musical spectrum to perform at this intimate musical event which is transmitted worldwide online and as a television series. Past performances include Ellie Goulding, Amy Winehouse, Elbow, The National, Damien Rice, Snowpatrol, Ryan Adams and many others.