About the Captain's Townhouse Suites

Situated in Dingle town centre, The Captain's House has a long tradition of hospitality and seafaring men. The Captain's House has been a Bed & Breakfast since 1886, when Captain Tom Williams, after meritorious service in the Royal Navy and Irish Lights, started taking lodgers. The Bed & Breakfast, served by the Kitchen Garden, earned a reputation for homely-ness, comfort and good food, which has lived on through various owners.

History of our business

In the late 1980s the seafaring tradition was renewed when the property was bought by Jim and Mary Milhench, Jim a retired Sea Captain, and Mary, a local girl brought up in the Bed & Breakfast tradition.


Approached by footbridge over the Mall river through award-winning gardens, the Bed & Breakfast has been renovated and furnished with antiques and items collected on the Captain's voyages, creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Whether relaxing with a book, having tea and cake in your suite, or barbequing on your deck, you will feel at home.

The Suites

Fine furniture and paintings, turf fires and fresh flowers create a warm, friendly and relaxing atmosphere which sets the mood for our suites. With orthopaedic beds, TV, free WIFI and other home comforts, they are warm and cozy. En-suite bathrooms with loads of hot water complete the pleasure.

About Dingle

Dingle provides a hub to explore the Dingle Peninsula and the Blasket Islands, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, and Tralee and North Kerry. Water sports, golf, horse riding, cycling, and walking are close to hand. At the end of your outdoor day you are located in the centre of Dingle Town, only minutes from all its wonderful restaurants and pubs.

Opening Times

The Captain's House is open all year apart from one week in December.

Bun an tSrúthain

If you are planning a longer stay on the Dingle Peninsula, please consider our beautiful sef-catering bungalow, Bun an tSrúthaín, located on the seaside, just a few miles outside Dingle town.


We enjoy meeting and chatting with our guests, many of whom return year after year. This year we look forward to meeting you! Should you have any questions about the Captain's House or would like to make a reservation, please contact us by e-mail or telephone +353 66 9151531.


The Captain's House is recommended by John and Sally McKenna's 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland, Rick Steve's Ireland, and Georgina Campbell's Ireland's Best Places to Eat, Drink and Stay.