How to find us

By Road
Coláiste Íde is located 3 kilometers west of Dingle town on the R559. The nearest main towns to Dingle are Tralee and Killarney. From Tralee take the N86 to Dingle. From Killarney take the N72 to Castlemaine, onto the R561 turning left at Annascaul and onto the N86 to Dingle. From Dingle take the first exit off the roundabout followed by the first exit off the next roundabout and left onto the R559. Continue for approx 3 Kilometers to Baile an Ghóilín crossroads. Take the first left and veer left again through the white entrance gates to Coláiste Íde.

By Train
The nearest train stations are Tralee and Killarney. Tralee is 55 kilometers and Killarney is 73 kilometers from Coláiste Íde. Details of the train’s times can be found on

By Bus
Dingle bus station is located to the rear of Garvey’s Supervalu on the R559. Please see for connection times to/from Tralee bus station and subsequent connections to Killarney station and train connections.

Buses are provided from the college on boarder’s weekends to Tralee and Killarney 11.30am which connect with ongoing train/bus routes.

By Air
Coláiste Íde is 73 kilometers from Kerry airport. Regular flights are available to and from Dublin. For details of flights check out

Coláiste Íde Boarding School Dingle

The college was established by the Department of Education as a preparatory school for girls in 1927 and run by the Sisters of Mercy. Since its inception as a preparatory school in 1927 the college has nurtured many hundreds of fluent Irish speaking teachers from throughout the country.