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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 sign ‘election gimmick’  [More] 5/10/2007 The Kerryman
-  No signs of peace in ‘town with no name’  [More] 5/3/2007 The Kerryman
-  West Kerry ‘suffering dramatic fall in business’  [More] 2/2/2007 The Kerryman
-  'YES' BY A LANDSLIDE IN DINGLE PLEBISCITE VOTE  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  Dingle name campaign gets tuneful backing  [More] 6/6/2006 The Kerryman
-  'Dingle' causes legal dilemma  [More] 3/2/2006 The Kerryman
-  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
-  SIGNS ENSURE TOURISTS TAKE A BACK SEAT  [More] 5/1/2005 The Kerryman

The Dingle Letters
-  Plebiscite result going to Minister  [More] 11/23/2006 The Kerryman
-  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
-  DINGLE NAME CHANGE AND TOURISM  [More] 3/10/2005 The Kerryman

What people have said
-  The 67 roadsigns must bear the name ‘ Dingle- Daingean Uí Chúis’.  [More] 5/10/2007 The Kerryman
-  "The Minister is acknowledging that there is a problem with the signage."  [More] 5/10/2007 The Kerryman
-  "The proposed signs are only a token gesture in the middle of an election campaign."  [More] 5/10/2007 The Kerryman
-  "...the government has called an election and ignored the democratic wishes of the people of Dingle"  [More] 5/3/2007 The Kerryman
-  "This is part of the fight to restore our proper name of Dingle/Daingean Uí Chúis…"  [More] 5/3/2007 The Kerryman
-  "We want to see an end to this, which will be acceptable to all sides,"  [More] 3/1/2007 The Kerryman
-  "...to break a thousand votes out of less than eleven hundred cast is fantastic"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "This is a superb result…"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "This was always about democracy."  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "...our Taoiseach will have to listen to this result"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "It's a great day for Dingle,"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "This is a very historic occasion"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  "I honestly didn't expect such a massive vote in favour of the plebiscite"  [More] 10/25/2006 The Kerryman
-  …"supposed to be democratic business."  [More] 11/30/2005 The Kerryman
-  "Fungi, Delf an Daingean"  [More] 6/1/2005 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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