Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis is the main coastal settlement on the Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne Peninsula, one of Europe’s most westerly peninsulas. Our peninsula has a population of 12,500, of whom 3,500 live in Dingle (and environs). Our peninsula’s stunning landscapes, calendar of festivals, strong cultural heritage and distinctive identity, combined with our internationally renowned reputation as a place of welcome and hospitality have been drawing visitors to the area for generations. Tourism is thus the mainstay of our local economy, with agriculture and the marine also playing important roles in our area’s economic, social and cultural lives. Most of our peninsula is also a designated Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). Dingle / Daingean Uí Chúis is the main service centre for our peninsula’s many rural communities, all of which have their own local identities and dynamics.
coasts, islands, mountains
Degree of urbanization
population of 14181
A Network of Retirement Villages in Corca Dhuibhne
The (ultimate) objective is to construct and operate a network of smart independent-living retirement villages in Corca Dhuibhne, owned and run by local civil society, in which older people are offered the option of living in a safe, secure, warm, collegial, happy, healthy, enabling and supportive environment, in which they feel part of a caring community, and where their relatives and friends know their needs are being met and their self-actualisation is actively supported.
Mitchel’s Integrated Services Centre Company
The Mitchel’s Integrated Services Centre Company was established, as a partnership of community representatives and statutory agencies