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    The Dingle Peninsula has one of the largest Gaeltacht (gaelic-speaking) communities in Ireland. You’ll find many of the locals are bi-lingual – speaking Irish as their mother tongue, a lovely lyrical English to their visitors, and often a mix of the two.
     
    They'll tell you "fáilte romhat isteach – you're most welcome here” in both languages – with a warmth and cadence of greeting that’s unmistakable and unforgettable.


    The Dingle Story
    Did You Know?

    ...that each winter a very special event happens in Dingle?

    For more than a decade now, the hallowed, humble, crumbling walls of the 200 year-old St. James Church in Dingle have played host to Other Voices  a seminal music TV series recorded each December.

    This unique gathering of some of the world's most eclectic music-makers  both Irish and international  has attracted worldwide media coverage.

    Take a look and see what all the fuss is about...
     

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    Duration: 6 minutes.

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    What does Dingle mean to you? If you have images to add to the Dingle story, we want to hear from you!

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    Who to contact

    If you need further advice on promoting your business through the story toolkit, get in touch.

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    Welcome to the Dingle story...

    At the very edge of Europe, as far west as you can go in Ireland, is the breath-taking Dingle Peninsula, once described by National Geographic as “the most beautiful place on earth”...

    Read the story [pdf, 20kb]
    Explore the beauty...

    And off Slea Head - the most westerly tip of the Peninsula – lies a deserted village with a poignant past, on an archipelago that gave birth to Ireland's greatest storytellers: the mystical Blasket Islands...

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    Where the craic is mighty...

    Artists, musicians and writers come from across the world to live and breathe Dingle's authentic culture: real food, real talk, real stories, and real ceol agus craic at music sessions and festivals...

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    Relax and enjoy...

    Maybe it’s the simple, natural vibe that lets you slow down and go-with-the-flow. Whatever it is, the Dingle Peninsula inspires, it connects, it catches the heart off-guard, and it stays with you.

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    Background to the Dingle story

    Welcome to the Dingle story – a multilingual, multimedia resource kit designed to help local businesses target and sell effectively to Ireland's key overseas markets.

    This section has been developed to help you attract more customers. It's packed full of useful information on the area, and features resources including pictures, video and story translations to capture the essence of the area and its unique appeal to visitors.

    Feel free to use the images and videos to show potential customers what makes Dingle different and why your business is so special. We want to help you tell a story that catches the essence of the region and leaves the visitor wanting to find out more.

    All of the resources featured are rights free and can be used without restrictions.

    Follow the steps to use the Dingle story toolkit to its full benefit to promote your local business.

    Step 1: Get the story

    We listened to what you, the trade in Dingle, had to say about the area and to domestic and overseas visitors to create an inspiring story which explains why Dingle is so special.

    The Dingle story has been translated into French and German to help you attract overseas visitors. There is also an Irish version available.

     
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    Step 2: Capture the meaning

    The shared story of the Dingle Peninsula
     

    Read about the thinking behind the Dingle story, take a look at the keywords and phrases to effectively promote your business and learn how to best use images and video.

    Step 3: Explore the image library

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    Bring your Dingle story to life and explore our collection of unique images. Our picture bank has a collection of high resolution images for print, and low resolution for online purposes.
     

    The images have been broken down into categories to make it easier for you to find an image that meets your needs. Choose from catogories including seascapes, heritage, local food and craft, and much more.

    Step 4: Use our video resources

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    Video is one of the most effective ways to get your message across and to captivate an audience. Our Dingle video library showcases the best that the region has to offer, highlighting music, food and the incredible landscape.

    Browse the videos below and embed them on your website, or learn how to get the best out of your own YouTube channel by reading our how-to guide.

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