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Daytrip to Dingle

A friend and I will be in Dublin for five days in May. We would like to take a day trip to Dingle, possibly stay one night there.

Is this a realistic timeframe? What's the best way to get there from Dublin?

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No, I'm afraid it's not realistic to do this in one day. Nor would you really want to. Dingle deserves at least one night--and two would be better.

You can take the bus all the way, but you won't arrive in Dingle until 15:10. If you take the train to Tralee, you'll have to wait to ccnnect with the same bus that gets to Dingle at 15:10.

The fastest way would be to fly Aer Arann to Kerry, arriving at 08:35. Then take the 10:25 bus to Dingle, arriving at 12:40. That would give you nearly a full afternoon to tour the Slea Head Peninsula. Spend the evening in a Dingle pub that offers traditional music sessions. Return to Dublin the next day.

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