Great Blasket Island, Dingle Peninsula

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Island Historic Site
Shrouded in sea mist, the mysterious Great Blasket Island is known for the number of notable authors who wrote in the local dialect. A historical village on the island was once home to many writers, as well as a small fishing community. The residents left in 1953, but the tiny cottages they called home are part of a ghost town near the coast. From a distance, it makes for a haunting image; but don't be afraid to get a little closer on one of the guided tours that depart by boat from Dingle Harbor and Dunquin hamlet. The latter is home to the Blasket Information Center and museum, where you'll learn more about the island. Bring along drinking water, snacks, and a jacket for the day because there are no facilities on the island. Also, a pair of hiking shoes will help preserve your feet as you walk around grassy hills. To visit Great Blasket Island on your trip to Dunquin, use our Dunquin trip generator.
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  • I would have enjoyed this more if I had seen the play at the Siamsa Tire Natl' Folk Theatre bofore coming here. That made more sense to me. This was boring. The Blasket Centre is a fascinating heritag...  more »
  • You must schedule a ferry to get here and I strongly recommend the one from Dunquin. Great people! The island itself was gorgeous. Unforgettable views and I got to see seals for the first time, very c...  more »
  • Visited Blasket Island from dunquin as Dingle were sold out. I would recommend that you look into this if you have any mobility issues we had to walk down a steep hill then transfer onto the boat from...  more »

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