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For the Star Wars enthusiast, Skellig Michael, also called Great Skellig served as a filming location for the final scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it was also used for the next film in the series, Star Wars: Episode VIII. Enjoy many of the boat trips to see this fabulous location. A purpose built set to replicate the stone huts of Skellig Michael was also created along the Slea Head drive.
If Skellig Michael doesn't stir the senses, the hotel rests on the most westerly peninsula in Europe overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Located minutes from Dingle Town centre, framed by its fishing port, the peninsula's charming little 'capital' manages to be quaint without even trying. Many pubs double as shops, so you can enjoy Guinness and a singalong among screws and nails, wellies and horseshoes. It has long drawn runaways from across the world, making it a cosmopolitan, creative place. In summer its hilly streets are bustling with visitors; in other seasons its authentic charms are yours for the savouring.
Dingle is one of Ireland's largest Gaeltacht towns where you will be surrounded by locals speaking in the tongue of ‘Old Ireland’. Dingle in the Irish language is "DAINGEAN UI CHUIS". "Daingean" means fortress; "UI CHUIS" is generally accepted as translating to Hussey . . . Fortress of Hussey, the Husseys being a Flemish family that came to the area in the 13th Century.
During your vacation, a visit to Fungi, Dingle’s most famous personality, is a must. He is a bottle nosed dolphin who has made the town his home over a quarter of a century ago. He thrives on the attention of his many admirers. The people of the area adore him and others travel from the four corners of the world to spend time with him. The Boatmen who have made a living from bringing people out onto the water to see the dolphin have an incredible but genuine love and respect for the dolphin who has meant so much to the town. During dinner in The Coastguard Restaurant in the Dingle Skellig hotel you may also spot him in the water as the restaurant boasts panoramic views of Dingle Bay.
Getting to the The Dingle Skellig Hotel from Shannon and Kerry Airport:
The Dingle Skellig Hotel is located 110 miles from Shannon International Airport which operates direct flights from Boston, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia along with Kerry Airport located only 35 miles away, operating connecting flights with Aer Lingus to New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, San Francisco and Toronto as well as connecting flights with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Sydney. This is a good option for U.S. and Canadian visitors connecting from the UK or Europe.
The Wild Atlantic Way is the world's longest defined coastal touring route. It's inspiring, renewing, relaxing and invigorating. It's yours to experience however you choose. BOOK OUR Best Available Rates today and start your journey here.