New virtual immersive experience opens in Dingle

Dingle has welcomed a new virtual immersive experience that allows visitors the chance to explore the underwater world of Dingle Bay.

New virtual immersive experience opens in Dingle.

Dingle is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s best-loved towns, with so much to do for locals and visitors alike. From picturesque scenery to excellent pubs and restaurants, Dingle truly has something for everyone.

One area in which it particularly excels is its passion for the marine life in the Atlantic Ocean that it borders.

The opening of Wild Atlantic Virtual Experience (WAVE), a new virtual immersive experience, is the latest visitor attraction in the town to explore and celebrate the waters off the coast.

Wild Atlantic Virtual Experience – County Kerry’s newest attraction

New virtual immersive experience opens in Dingle.
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WAVE opened its doors on Saturday (24 June) in a former fish processing plant on Dingle Bay. It offers visitors a unique and immersive look into the marine world in the bay and greater coastline of Dingle.

The experience comprises a series of spaces, each with captivating projections and soundscapes, including the largest 360-degree LED screen in Ireland.

The large-scale projections include an exploration of the marine life around Dingle Bay which allows you to meet the famous Fungie the Dolphin. This beloved Atlantic bottlenose dolphin lived in the waters around Dingle for around 38 years.

WAVE will also offer visitors the chance to virtually explore the shipwrecks that lie on the Atlantic Ocean’s floor just off the coast and, with them, the inherent dangers of seafaring.

The experience also allows visitors to immerse themselves in the land of Irish mythology and discover the legends and monsters that are said to roam Irish waters. Finally, visitors will get up close and personal with the amazing humpback whale.

The origins of the project – a new venture by the Keane family

Forge will serve up fantastic woodfired pizza.
Credit: Instagram/ @forgewoodfiredpizza

WAVE is a new venture by the local Keane family. The Keane family’s business, Ó’ Catháin Iasc Teo, is Dingle’s main processor and exporter of fish. They aim to share their passion for the beautiful Atlantic waters of Dingle Bay with locals and visitors.

Admission to WAVE is priced at €14 for adults and €10 for children. Families of three or more can avail of a ten per cent discount. Furthermore, groups of eight or more people can benefit from a generous 20% discount.

Forge will serve up fantastic woodfired pizza. Their oven at WAVE is their fourth location. Other locations include fellow Kerry towns Castlegregory and Fenit and a Dublin spot that will reopen in September.

Dingle – a beautiful stop along the Wild Atlantic Way

The County Kerry town is a beautiful stop along the Wild Atlantic Way.
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Dingle is one of the best towns to visit in Ireland, and WAVE is the latest attraction in a town not short of things to do.

For those interested in marine life, complement your trip to WAVE with a visit to Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium or book the highly recommended Dingle Dolphin Tour.

The County Kerry town has its fair share of evening entertainment, too, with a wealth of excellent bars and some great food options as well. It’s the perfect stop along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Visit WAVE Dingle’s website for full details.

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