The ever-popular Other Voices returns to Dingle, on Friday November 29th, the last big music and arts weekender of the year featuring an eclectic line-up of music acts, talks and debates, art, poetry, workshops and more. Alongside the entertainment, enjoy all that Dingle has to offer including great hotel breaks, the very best in dining, bars and cafes, tours and experiences, Christmas shopping and more.
Chill out in Dingle with a relaxing stay at the 4 star Dingle Skellig Hotel. Just a short stroll from town, the hotel offers luxury accommodation, stunning views, superb food, swimming pool, the Peninsula Spa and for the ultimate treat, an outdoor hot tub overlooking Dingle bay. Prices from €125 pp www.dingleskellig.com The old-world charm of Dingle Hotel Benners offers traditional Irish warmth and comfort coupled with the best of modern facilities. Right in the heart of the town, Benners is a hot spot for bands and fans during Other Voices weekend. Prices from €109 pp www.dinglebenners.com
To keep folks fuelled up and festival fit there are plenty of world-renowned food and drink offerings to enjoy in Dingle. Check out Pantri for gorgeous, local, organic produce and fill up the keep cups at Bean in Dingle. My Boy Blue hits the spot with delicious huevos rancheros and buttermilk pancakes, while Thyme Out serves up superfood salads and fresh-pressed juices.
Enjoy a bottle of wine, sizzling pizza and jazz vibes at The Blue Zone, while around the corner Grey’s Lane Bistro offer sumptuous lunch and dinner menus using the very best local produce. Fish lovers are spoilt for choice in Dingle, the local boats delivering the freshest fish and shellfish to restaurant kitchens every morning. Feast on lobster, crab, prawns, monkfish and more at The Boatyard Restaurant & Bar, Fish Box Dingle, Doyles Seafood, if you’re looking for a tasty bag of fish and chips Reel Fish Dingle is where it’s at and Lord Bakers to name but a few. Carnivores won’t go hungry, the best of local meats feature on menus across town. Check out Eat Dingle who use great tasting Kerry beef to create their famous Bó Burger.
Dingle is world-famous for its bars, most of which offer great food alongside creamy pints. Check out the old world charm of Ashes, which opened in 1849 as a drapery or drop into John Benny’s for a cosy pint by the fire. Murphy’s Pub offers wonderful food and excellent trad, while Paul Geaneys is a family-run bar and restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere. A firm local favourite, sink into the comfy leather couches at Paudie’s Bar at the Dingle Bay Hotel. This year’s Other Voices welcomes local heroes Dingle Gin as the new partner on the Dingle Gin Music Trail. Keep your spirits high with a fascinating tour of Dingle Distillery, a superb introduction to Irish whiskey and gin.
Brand new to Other Voices Dingle, Cogar (Whisper) is an art trail as Gaeilge curated by artist Aine Ni Chiobhain. Cogar will offer creative fun for all the family, including workshops, new artworks, music, poetry, a laser light show by Colin Clake and more. Another family favourite is Clean Coasts which features marine environment workshops and games for little ones and grown-ups alike.
The Dingle Gin Music Trail runs across thirteen venues in the ever-popular Kerry town, with more than seventy eclectic musicians, bands, artists and storytellers to enjoy. Registration is €30 until November 18th at www.eventbrite.ie (from November 19th, registration will be €50). The incredibly popular Music Trail West will take festival-goers beyond the streets of Dingle to enjoy off the beaten track performances in some stunning locations around the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. A longstanding Other Voices favourite, Jim Carroll’s Banter will return to Foxy John’s for two days of thought-provoking discussions and a series of intimate performances.
Other Voices & Hens Teeth Studio are back together again for year three of the late-night popular club night After Dark. Making its return to The Hillgrove once again, After Dark is kindly supported by our pals over at Red Bull. This year we’re excited to be collaborating with our friends at Algorithm to bring you an immersive event across two rooms with tunes. See you on the dancefloor! TICKETS FOR AFTER DARK RIGHT HERE