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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) [+]

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.

What people have said
-  Gormley proposes amendments to legislation on changing placenames  [More] 4/29/2008 Misc.
-  "The issue of Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis has gone beyond a joke"  [More] 4/27/2007 Misc.
-  "...I ask the Leader to appeal to the Minister finally to revoke this order."  [More] 4/27/2007 Misc.
-  "...the total disregard of the democratic wishes of the people of Dingle by an uncaring Government,"  [More] 4/27/2007 Misc.
-  "We now fear that the Government has decided that Dingle has no political clout…"  [More] 4/25/2007 Misc.
-  "The right of a community to plebiscite is recognised and enshrined…"  [More] 4/25/2007 Misc.
-  "At our meeting with you in February you allayed our fear …"  [More] 4/25/2007 Misc.
-  "...93% of the townspeople of Dingle voted democratically to have the traditional names reinstated…"  [More] 4/23/2007 Misc.
-  "….the final descision…..lies with you"  [More] 4/23/2007 Misc.
-  "Without a bit of give and take on Mr O’Cuiv’s side it will be difficult"  [More] 2/11/2007 Misc.
-  Extract from Seanad Debate  [More] 6/20/2006 Misc.
-  "There is no way in the wide earthly world that this is going to stand…"  [More] 7/1/2005 Misc.
-  Extract from Seanad Debate:  [More] 6/20/2005 Misc.
-  "We think road signage shouldn't be used as a vehicle to promote culture."  [More] 5/1/2005 Misc.
-  "Dingle is a brand name."  [More] 5/1/2005 Misc.

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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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