- The Dingle Peninsula, stretching westwards for 30 miles (48 km) from the low-lying country near Tralee, is the most northerly of the hilly promontories of County Kerry.
- Between Tralee and Inch runs the Slieve Mish range of mountains; further west, in the centre of the peninsula, is a tract of wild hilly country; then north of Dingle town is the mighty rampart of Brandon (3,127 feet), and on its western side a coastal plain studded with typical Irish hamlets and villages.
- This Western end of the peninsula has magnificent coastal scenery, and is an Irish-speaking district where traditional customs are still very much alive.
- Dingle is the chief town of the peninsula and an excellent touring centre.
- Dingle was the chief port of Kerry in the old Spanish trading days, and in the reign of Queen Elizabeth was important enough to be a walled town.
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