Dingle: Our Town - Our Name - Our Heritage



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Jeanie Johnstone leaves Dingle
The Jeanie Johnston Famine ship leaving Dingle at the start of Feile na Bealtaine 2006.  29 Dingle Pilgrims re-enacted the ancient Medieval Pilgrimage route of Dingle to Compostella in Northern Spain

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Due to the amount of information in this section we have divided it into the following 5 areas:

Your letters to us (Your say on this website) [+]
Dingle in the News (Articles) [+]
The Dingle Letters (Letters to the newspapers) [+]
What people have said (Quotations) [+]

Dingle in the News
-  People of Dingle delighted town’s bilingual name is reinstated on road signs  [More] 4/11/2013 Radio Kerry
-  Dual names to return to Dingle this year  [More] 2/1/2013 The Journal
-  Dingle back on the map as Minister paves way for law to alter placename  [More] 7/14/2011 The Irish Times
-  Gormley moves to resolve Dingle placename dispute  [More] 4/10/2008 The Irish Times
-  Dingle naming row continues after TD remarks  [More] 6/21/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Dingle Deal Struck - Healy-Rae strikes deal with Taoiseach to restore Dingle name  [More] 6/20/2007 The Kerry's Eye
-  Kerry town faces name change again  [More] 6/20/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Jackie backs 'Dingle'  [More] 5/30/2007 The Kerry's Eye
-  Dingle sign ‘election gimmick’  [More] 5/10/2007 The Kerryman
-  Dingle Name Row goes in a new direction.  [More] 5/8/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  No signs of peace in ‘town with no name’  [More] 5/3/2007 The Kerryman
-  Cliff falls into sea on scenic Kerry route  [More] 4/10/2007 The Irish Times
-  Eight-in-ten tourists struggles to find Dingle over St Patrick’s weekend  [More] 4/2/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Ó Cuív under fire in name change row  [More] 3/15/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Minister Roche discusses Dingle name in Tralee  [More] 2/15/2007 The Kerry's Eye
-  Dingle campaigners accuse Minister of hypocrisy  [More] 2/15/2007 The Kerry's Eye
-  Roche appeals to O Cuiv in Dingle name controversy  [More] 2/10/2007 The Irish Independent
-  West Kerry ‘suffering dramatic fall in business’  [More] 2/2/2007 The Kerryman
-  Alterations subvert democracy  [More] 1/11/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Tourism fears over Dingle name  [More] 1/1/2007 The Irish Examiner
-  Council to apply to change 'An Daingean'  [More] 11/21/2006 The Irish Times
-  Council to recognise Dingle placename  [More] 11/20/2006 The Irish Times
-  Contrite Ó Cuív bows to wishes of townspeople over Dingle  [More] 11/18/2006 The Irish Times
-  Dingle all the Way  [More] 11/15/2006 The Kerry's Eye
-  Yes Minister?  [More] 11/9/2006 The Kerry's Eye
-  Town's residents to give verdict on Dingle or An Daingean  [More] 11/9/2006 The Irish Times
-  Irish town fights for naming rights  [More] 10/29/2006 The Boston Globe
-  'YES' BY A LANDSLIDE IN DINGLE PLEBISCITE VOTE  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  Dingle's future still uncertain  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerry's Eye
-  Voters in an Irish Town Reject Edict on Language of Its Name  [More] 10/21/2006 The New York Times
-  An Daingean votes for bilingual name  [More] 10/21/2006 The Irish Times
-  Residents vote to keep Dingle name  [More] 10/20/2006 Evening Echo
-  Counting today in Daingean poll  [More] 10/20/2006 The Irish Times
-  Dingle's name dangles in row  [More] 10/20/2006 New Zealand Herald
-  Residents vote to keep Dingle name  [More] 10/20/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  The voters of Dingle wake up to their own D-Day  [More] 10/20/2006 Times Online
-  Dingle fights to keep its name  [More] 10/19/2006 Guardian
-  Irish town name change row goes to vote  [More] 10/18/2006 BBC News
-  Concerns raised over An Daingean placename ballot  [More] 10/16/2006 The Irish Times
-  Ballot includes 160 not living in An Daingean  [More] 8/22/2006 The Irish Times
-  All the Dingle dangles over whether it's An Daingean  [More] 8/20/2006 Sunday Independent
-  O’Toole wants Dingle name restored  [More] 7/1/2006 The Kingdom Newspaper
-  Request for 'Éire Ireland' to be used at EU meetings  [More] 6/28/2006 The Irish Times
-  Dingle to vote on bilingual name idea  [More] 6/20/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Dingle name campaign gets tuneful backing  [More] 6/6/2006 The Kerryman
-  Government’s poll slide is the result of its own insufferable arrogance  [More] 5/20/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  DINGLE ADDS TUNES TO NAME ROW  [More] 4/1/2006 The Kerry's Eye
-  'Dingle' causes legal dilemma  [More] 3/2/2006 The Kerryman
-  Battle continues over Dingle name  [More] 3/1/2006 The Kerry's Eye
-  Dingle people deserve more from Ó Cuív  [More] 12/1/2005 The Kerryman
-  Dingle name campaign grows into struggle for democracy  [More] 12/1/2005 The Kerryman
-  I WILL IGNORE DINGLE VOTE RESULT - O’CUIV  [More] 10/27/2005 The Kerryman
-  AREA ‘WONT’ BE EJECTED FROM GAELTACHT  [More] 10/27/2005 The Kerryman
-  Plebiscite to be held on Daingean or Dingle  [More] 10/18/2005 The Irish Times
-  Sign removed following council warning  [More] 9/14/2005 The Irish Times
-  Hollywood-style letters proclaim Co Kerry town's name as Dingle  [More] 9/12/2005 The Irish Times
-  Dingle Renamed, Irish Say, Lacks Its Jingle  [More] 9/4/2005 The New York Times
-  Dingle: what's in a name?  [More] 9/1/2005 The Kerry's Eye
-  Scheme Changes More Than Dingle Name  [More] 8/2/2005 The Irish Times
-  If Éamon Ó Cuív Wants to Revive the Irish Language, He Needs to Learn Some Lessons From History.  [More] 7/30/2005 The Irish Times
-  Dingle Truth Stranger Than An Daingean Fiction  [More] 7/19/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  WHAT THE LOCALS SAY  [More] 7/19/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  Dingle or An Daingean? Public to have the final say in name row  [More] 6/20/2005 The Irish Post
-  An Daingean it is as Dingle drops off map  [More] 5/25/2005 The Irish Post
-  Minister Insists on Irish Version of Dingle  [More] 5/20/2005 The Irish Times
-  SIGNS ENSURE TOURISTS TAKE A BACK SEAT  [More] 5/1/2005 The Kerryman

Meeting reports
-  Short Report on Choiste Activities from October 05 to October 06  [More] 10/8/2006 Misc.
-  Seanad Eireann agree to Recognise Dingle Plebiscite  [More] 6/20/2006 Misc.
-  Meeting with County Manager at Tralee County Buildings  [More] 6/9/2006 Misc.

The Dingle Letters
-  Bad business for Dingle  [More] 4/17/2007 The Irish Independent
-  Plebiscite result going to Minister  [More] 11/23/2006 The Kerryman
-  The Dingle Plebiscite  [More] 11/3/2006 The Irish Times
-  THE DINGLE PLEBISCITE  [More] 11/3/2006 The Irish Times
-  I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the people of Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis  [More] 11/3/2006 The Irish Times
-  After weeks of misinformation and synthetic anger…  [More] 11/3/2006 The Irish Times
-  Éire Ireland  [More] 7/12/2006 The Irish Times
-  How to resolve the town name problem  [More] 6/5/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Minister did not have the right or mandate to interfere with our name  [More] 5/24/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Town plebiscite will give Ó Cuiv his answer  [More] 5/20/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Change of name  [More] 5/19/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Once more with feeling: minister sets out the facts in placename controversy  [More] 5/15/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Dingle is more than an obscure townland  [More] 5/3/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  The Myths of Dingle  [More] 4/28/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Keep the name  [More] 4/22/2006 The Irish Examiner
-  Tackling the myths of An Daingean  [More] 4/17/2006 The Irish Times
-  DINGLE’S IDENTITY  [More] 4/10/2006 The Irish Times
-  Removing the name Dingle  [More] 3/9/2006 The Irish Independent
-  The law and Mr O Cuiv - response  [More] 3/3/2006 The Irish Independent
-  Cleansing our place names  [More] 3/1/2006 The Irish Independent
-  O Cuiv and The Law  [More] 2/24/2006 The Irish Independent
-  Kerry debate goes Dingle/Daingean  [More] 12/11/2005 Sunday Independent
-  Nothing to stop bilingual signs in An Daingean  [More] 12/4/2005 Sunday Independent
-    [More] 11/9/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  On the Road to Nowhere:  [More] 10/29/2005 The Irish Independent
-  RE: The Name Of Dingle:  [More] 10/28/2005 The Irish Times
-  Bilingual Makes Sense:  [More] 10/19/2005 The Kerryman
-  Is An Daingean to be the new Leningrad?  [More] 10/1/2005 The Kerryman
-  Banning the Name Dingle is "Undemocratic":  [More] 9/29/2005 The Kerryman

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Eamon Ó Cuiv
Minister for Community,
Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs

"It is An Daingean, full stop,..."
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 Historian and author Canon Jack McKenna

"This is a very historic occasion and the first plebiscite to be held in the town or district. I'm very pleased with the result because I want to see both names,Dingle and Daingean Uí Chúis,retained,"
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Cllr Seamus Fitzgerald and
Cllr Michael Healy-Rae

There is no way in the wide earthly world that this is going to stand
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John O'Donoghue
Minister for Tourism, Arts and Sport

"I don't know of any tourist that doesn't have an Ordinance Survey map"
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Senator Joe O'Toole

“Éire Ireland, Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis - isn't there a lovely symmetry and rhythm about them both?”
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John Moriarty, Chairman of Cairdis Idirnaisiúnta Chorca Dhuibhne

We think road signage shouldn't be used as a vehicle to promote culture.
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Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Dingle is a brand name. It's known the world over.
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