Travel in Dingle with Baby


Think seaside European town and Dingle is what you have. The Dingle Peninsula has been called “The Most Beautiful Place on Earth” by National Geographic so perhaps there’s something there! Don’t expect crazy warm weathers and beaches for sunbathing. Nopes, we got the typical European weather I had expected from coastal towns, though many had told me that it would be warm in Dingle in July. No luck but plenty of fun when travelling with a baby in tow! We started our Ireland tour in Dublin (click here for our Dublin with baby series) and then started our week long road trip. In this post I shared our first two days in Blarney, Kilkenny and Kinsale so we’re on day three and four of our seven day road trip!





Where to Stay


I’ve already done a dedicated post on the Dingle Skellig Hotel as we had such a fabulous time! Check out the video for a full review of the property if you’re looking for a

very kid friendly spot with really good food and good views! It’s also the perfect spot from which to explore the area. We got in late and had dinner the first night which meant we had a whole day to explore the area and enjoy a swim the next day. Like I said, everything we wanted was either at the Dingle Skellig Hotel or near by! And no we were not compensated in any way by the hotel! This is just a rave on it’s own!


What to See

Slea Head Drive – This coastal drive is what we’d heard most about so we planned a leisurely drive around the loop with stops for plenty of photos! The Little Monkey slept for the most part which worked out well for us as we didn’t have to take her in and out of her carseat every five minutes or so. You’re doing this for the scenery so you’ll have plenty of photos at the end of it – be warned! We didn’t see much that we wanted to stop and linger at, except maybe some bee hives/caves that looked interesting but given that the Little Monkey was asleep we didn’t stop for too long. All in all it took us about 2 hours though we were told we’d need about 4 to do it! Mind you we kept driving and didn’t get caught behind any tour buses, so we may have struck some luck there!

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Dingle Dolphin Tours – We were planning on going out to sea to meet Fungie the Dolphin but unfortunately by the time we were done with Slea Head it was cutting close to the last boat out. Fungie has apparently been there since 1983 so that’s quite the story! If you don’t see Fungie, you don’t have to pay for the boat ride… talk about a deal!


Dingle Ocean Aquarium – If it’s a dreary day this may be a stop for you. We lucked out with weather, a bit foggy but nothing too bad so we explored the outdoors. Mind you as you can see from our photos, it was no sunny day. I was told by a local that highlights include a Shark Tank, a chance to hold a starfish and stroke the friendly stingrays. It reminded me a lot of the one I visited in Singapore as a kid, so I’m sure it’s definitely fun for kids of all ages.


This post is part of the #IGTravelThursday an initiative started with Skimbaco Lifestyle to connect travel and Instagram enthusiasts across borders. Join in the fun if you’re an Instagram fiend like the rest of us!


  • Satu VW
    August 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for joining the Instagram Travel Thursday Linky! I was in Ireland with our toddler in June, and we got very unexpected (for Ireland) HOT weather during our holidays. We didn’t make it to Dingle, but I’ve been there before and have to agree with you that it is a very beautiful spot!

    • Yashy
      August 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      We went at the end of June and into early July and each day was so different! One day we needed winter gear and the next it was boiling hot! Go figure.. none the less a very enjoyable and leisurely trip! Thanks for swinging by!

  • Chasing the Donkey
    August 8, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    I’m very much looking fwd to to taking advantage of the cheap flights between Croatia and Ireland later this year after reading this! I wanna see Fudgie!

  • Lisa Goodmurphy
    August 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    We visited Ireland when I was pregnant with my older daughter but we didn’t make it to Dingle. I’m hoping to travel back soon with both of my kids so they can fall in love with the Emerald Isle too!

    • Yashy
      August 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

      I’m pregnant with #2 too! Missed out on the drinking but it was still fun to go on a vacay with the extended family and eat my way through Ireland 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Victoria Ess
    August 9, 2013 at 1:43 am

    Beautiful pictures! You managed to pack so much in over the seven days!

  • Leigh Powell Hines (@Hinessightblog)
    August 9, 2013 at 8:08 am

    What beautiful photos. I’ve been to Ireland once, and so want to go back one day.

    Thanks for joining us this week, and your little one is precious. HOpe you are well.

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