Dingle, Ireland

Courtesy Photo

Dingle, Ireland

Our Irish Sister

The Town of Dingle is Santa Barbara’s Sister City

Dingle, a wee town on the West Coast of Ireland, was designated as one of Santa Barbara’s sister cities in January 2003. Dingle shares similarities to our fair town — fishing, agriculture, tourism, and natural beauty define the city. National Geographic has called the village, located in County Kerry, “one of the most beautiful places on earth.” Also, Dingle is part of the Gaeltacht region, which means Irish is the predominantly spoken language in the area, followed by English.

GET INVOLVED: The S.B. Sister Cities Board meets the first Wednesday of every other month at noon in Conference Room 15, City Hall, 735 Anacapa Street. To get involved with the Dingle faction, contact Michael Fitzgerald at (516) 429-9710 or For more on Dingle, visit

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

Thousands of Plaintiffs Added to Refugio Oil Spill Case

Litigation follows footsteps of 1969 Union Oil spill attorneys.

Push Comes to Shove Between Law Enforcement and Mental Health

County supervisors confront too many needs with not enough money.

Helicopter Hits Electrical Wires, Starts Small Fire

A crop duster hit power lines in Ellwood Canyon.

County Accountant Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $2 Million

Forensic audit discovers almost 300 false invoices filed over nine years.

Los Padres ForestWatch Opposes Logging in Condor Country

Timber companies target 2,800 acres of trees near Mt. Pinos along the Tecuya Ridge.