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) [+]

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
-  After weeks of misinformation and synthetic anger…  [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
-  The Dingle Plebiscite  [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
-  Whether to 'v' or not to 'v',  [More] 9/3/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  "…in relation to the spelling of my name."  [More] 8/30/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  "This parish is called by the Irish in every part of Ireland Daingean Ui Chuis"  [More] 8/12/2005 The Irish Times
-  "…the adulteration of O Caoimh to O Cuiv"  [More] 8/11/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  "There was a well publicised period of consultation before this order was signed."  [More] 8/5/2005 The Irish Times
-  O Cuiv - the spelling of my name.  [More] 8/4/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  'Healy -V- O Cuiv':  [More] 7/30/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  Dev Óg Takes On Those God-daingeaned Dinglers:  [More] 7/20/2005 The Irish Examiner
-  An Daingean or Dingle?  [More] 7/1/2005 The Irish Independent
-  Keep the name  [More] 7/1/2005 The Cork Examiner
-  Save Dingle From Meddling Minister  [More] 6/16/2005 The Irish Independent
-  "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
-  DINGLE NAME CHANGE AND TOURISM  [More] 3/10/2005 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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