Eask Tower, Dingle

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Climb 182 m (600 ft) above sea level to Eask Tower for breathtaking views of Dingle Harbour and the surrounding Dingle peninsula. The 10.6 m (35 ft) high stone tower was built in 1847 and provided work during the Great Famine. It features a wooden finger post that signals to sailors to let their sails down as they make their way into the blind harbor. The tower originally reached a height of 8.2 m (27 ft), however additional stone was added during renovations. Our Dingle online journey planner makes visiting Eask Tower and other Dingle attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Very steep climb but there were little kids and a lady in her 60s doing it just fine. The most treacherous part is the one lane road to get to the modest parking area. The second most treacherous is d...  more »
  • We walked up the hill on a cloudy day, but when we made the top the sun came out. Absolutely stunning panoramic view of the Irish countryside and the ocean. The woman who owns the farm was so friendly...  more »
  • Please go walk this, very short uphill climb through pretty pastures dotted with sheep. On a clear day, I could see the whole of the bay, the skelligs, the blanket islands, carrauntoohil and the like,...  more »
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  • This was a wonderful early morning hike. I would say it is an easy hike if you are in decent shape. Those with poor mobility it's off limits because you have to hike to the tower and can't drive. The farmer across the street at the bottom which I think owns the property will let you use his hose to wash off your shoes after the hike. It's not really dirt you have to wash off but the little presents the sheep leave in the pastures on the way up. If you do an early morning hike, the fields will be wet and standard sneakers will become wet. I know because I am still getting some of the fine mud that became embedded in my insoles a week later. Once at the top it is a commanding view of the Dingle harbor. Note, if you do an early morning hike the sun will be at your right hand side when taking pictures of Dingle. It's a paltry 2 euros to park at the bottom of the hill. The farmer could not emphasize enough that you close the gates as you move through each pasture. The farmer wanted to keep the sheep in the pastures that they were currently roaming. Have fun, I did.
  • Highly recommended! The hike it’s ok if you have proper footwear, it’s too muddy. The view is amazing
  • Amazing views. Dingle on one side, Kerry peninsula on the other. A vigorous fifteen minutes hike, all uphill. You'll be passing through sheep pastures, check your shoes when you're finished.
  • Our Family walked up to the tower last June. We were in awgh at the site we saw when we reached the top. Pure beauty. Such peace it brought to us all. This time around......yes we are coming back again....we are bringing a blanket and some beverages to sit back and take in this beautiful creation made by our Father in Heaven. We couldn't get enough. Advice would be to wear old comfortable shoes as you are dodging sheep poo. You won't regret taking the hike to the top.
  • It was foggy when we went, but it was cool to see! Definitely worth the hike.

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Where to stay in Dingle

Dingle Town represents a relaxed, artistic destination known for having plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts and other specialty accommodations. Many of these cluster right in the town's center, although the town also has a number of hotels, hostels, and other lodging for tourists. Here it's even normal to stumble upon a pub offering accommodation. A more luxurious (and often costly) option for travelers taking in the beauty of this peninsula is to stay in a scenic guesthouse overlooking Dingle Bay, which you can find in or right outside of town.
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