Firstly, we were blown away with Dingle and the Dingle Peninsula. It’s real picture-postcard Ireland. There’s something about the West. It’s rugged and untouched, lending itself to scenic drives, frequenting cosy pubs and enjoying a bounty of local produce.
To my delight, I first stumbled across Strand House Clothing & Cafe. Hunter Boots from floor to ceiling, piles of aran jerseys and delightful irish blankets.
Crinkle Stores is the kind of store you want to visit pre-Christmas to stock up on local foodie treats like chocolate truffles and artisanal coffee and ceramics.
Found the most gorgeous little cheese shop also selling exciting deli-goods.
Every morning we popped into cute little coffee spot, Bean In Dingle, for a takeaway coffee before our scenic explorations. We both agreed it was a top 5 coffee.
Dingle is brimming with pubs (Oh the delicious, local Kerry lamb shank we enjoyed after a day in the cold!), but we found such an interesting street lined with pubs that are hardware stores by day and pubs by night – such a cool & interesting vibe!
And I just loved this little food stall next to one of the hardware-store-pubs. Chewy, lit up by fairy lights – I’m sure it does well as patrons leave the pub! Be it quaint, Dingle is teaming with local, Irish fare, fit for some serious winter shopping! Watch out for part 2, the Scenic tour!