Dingle Town

Trip Start Aug 01, 2006
Trip End Dec 01, 2006

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Friday, August 11, 2006

We caught our bus early for Dingle Town so that we could half at least a whole day and a half to see the town. When I booked this hostel it was over email so all I had was the email confirmation for our rooms, I didn't have any numbers to call them. All I knew was that they would pick us up from the Dingle bus station to drive to the hostel that was in the town Ventry about a 15 minute drive from Dingle. When we got off the bus there was no van waiting for us so we waited and waited and finially the van showed up to take us to the hostel. The hostel was very cute and small; only 32 beds, which is very small compared to our other hostels that had about 150 beds. It's a Mother and Daughter that run the hostel and they live in part of the hostel. We were very remote; we had a 15 minute walk to get to Ventry Town - which basically consisted of a post office which sold groceries, and a pub. We could catch rides in Dingle Town with the daughter when she went in to check the bus stations and then catch a ride back with her when she came in again. We spent about 2 1/2 hours in Dingle and that was plenty of time to see it all and walk around the harbour. We heard a lot of Gaelic from the locals. On Friday we walked to the Ventry beach hoping for good weather but didn't get it. We sat and read and watch people for a few hours while freezing to death. We walked back up to the hostel and read there for a bit and then made dinner, played cards and then decided to walk to Ventry again for nothing better to do. Ventry and Dingle were pretty sleepy towns and the majority of things to do were walking, hiking, and biking. The rooms were clean and the shower was amazing - more pressure then we get at home (which isn't saying much). The daughter drove us to the bus station at 7 am Saturday morning so we could head up to Galway.
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