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The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island

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The Blasket Centre museum explores the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953


The Blasket Centre (Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir in Dún Chaoin)


On the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, with views out towards Blasket Islands, the Blasket Centre museum explores the unique history, art and original inhabitants of Great Blasket Island.

Discover classic and famous Irish written literary such as 'Peig', 'Twenty Years A-Growing' and 'The Islandman'.

If your travels bring you to the Dingle Peninsula, be sure to add The Blasket Centre and Great Blasket Island in County Kerry to your must visit list.

Museum highlights

Great Blasket Island


Discover a unique community of 22 people that lived on the 4km island in 1953 before it was evacuated.

Tourists can visit Great Blasket Island via boats that depart from Dunquin harbour.
The island is located 3 miles off the tip of the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht and 13 kilometers West of Dingle town. The island hosts an abundant of both sea-life and bird-life along with prehistoric remains.
There are walks around the island with spectacular views of the neighbouring islands and a sandy beach called An Trá Bhán (The White Strand). The An Cró Mór is the highest point on Blasket Island at 961 feet.

The Blasket Islands consists of a number of islands set off the coast in Kerry

Peig Sayers, a famous Great Blasket Island inhabitant


The Irish author Peig Sayers who wrote her famous autobiography 'Peig' lived on Great Blasket Island.

TEL: +353 (0) 66 9156444
WEBSITE: www.blasket.ie
EMAIL: blascaod@opw.ie
GPS: 52.13251, -10.46268
ADDRESS: Blasket Centre, Dunquin, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.


Great Blasket Island

Great Blasket Island

The Blasket visitor Centre

The Blasket visitor Centre

The Blasket visitor Centre

The Blasket visitor Centre

The Blasket visitor Centre

The Blasket visitor Centre

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Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, November 2017.


   

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