Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thirsty Tuesday - Dingle Ireland

Much of the Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne is a Gaeltacht or an area where the Irish language (Gaeilge or Gaelainn) is widely spoken in the home, workplace or school.

Dingle in the Irish language is "Daingean Uí Chúis". "Daingean" means fortress; "Uí Chúis" 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.

Mountains at its back, Dingle faces comfortably onto a sheltered harbour. From level ground at Strand Street on the harbour's edge and at the Mall beside the Dingle River, three main streets rise: Green Street, John Street and Main Street.
As a market town and fishing port, Dingle has long been well supplied with pubs; in recent years the number has hovered around 52, and the variety is almost as great as the number. In the summer Irish music is played almost every night in about ten pubs.

1 comment:

  1. Happy St.Patricks day to you and all your readers.
    The Polish people cannot understand why we don't speak Irish. Well the awnser is "Only for WW2 you would be speaking German. But in our case we needed English to go to America to find work.
    There is a website where you can buy Irish produce,Tayto crisps, Lyons and Barrys teas and Galtee rashers etc.
    But apart from those things it is so much easier to stay in touch.


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