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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
-  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
-  Cliff falls into sea on scenic Kerry route  [More] 4/10/2007 The Irish Times
-  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
-  Town's residents to give verdict on Dingle or An Daingean  [More] 11/9/2006 The Irish Times
-  An Daingean votes for bilingual name  [More] 10/21/2006 The Irish Times
-  Counting today in Daingean poll  [More] 10/20/2006 The Irish Times
-  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
-  Request for 'Éire Ireland' to be used at EU meetings  [More] 6/28/2006 The Irish Times
-  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
-  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
-  Minister Insists on Irish Version of Dingle  [More] 5/20/2005 The Irish Times

The Dingle Letters
-  After weeks of misinformation and synthetic anger…  [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
-  THE DINGLE PLEBISCITE  [More] 11/3/2006 The Irish Times
-  Éire Ireland  [More] 7/12/2006 The Irish Times
-  Tackling the myths of An Daingean  [More] 4/17/2006 The Irish Times
-  DINGLE’S IDENTITY  [More] 4/10/2006 The Irish Times
-  RE: The Name Of Dingle:  [More] 10/28/2005 The Irish Times
-  "This parish is called by the Irish in every part of Ireland Daingean Ui Chuis"  [More] 8/12/2005 The Irish Times
-  "There was a well publicised period of consultation before this order was signed."  [More] 8/5/2005 The Irish Times
-  "Dingle has been replaced by the older name, now relatively little used"  [More] 5/31/2005 The Irish Times
-  "naming our town after some place in Offaly"  [More] 5/31/2005 The Irish Times
-  Name change not more difficulty for tourists than the switch from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire  [More] 5/25/2005 The Irish Times
-  "The Dingle Wrangle:"  [More] 5/25/2005 The Irish Times

What people have said
-  'If you don't understand Irish, don't go beyond this point."  [More] 5/1/2005 The Irish Times
-  same as "switch from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire"  [More] 5/1/2005 The Irish Times
-  "It is An Daingean, full stop,"  [More] 5/1/2005 The Irish Times

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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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