Great Blasket Island, Dingle

Categories: Islands, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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 Dingle, use our Dingle trip generator.
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  • I didn't actually go on the Island because the tours are limited, but the view of it is wonderful. It's an iconic sight from the Dingle Peninsula and is famous as the background view of the village sc...  read more »
  • If you are a fan of movie The Secret of Rohan Inish you will love the interpretive center. Great Blasket island was the real deal. 
  • At first I thought, what will we do on an island for a couple of hours, well I could have explored the abandoned town for a couple easily. The seals on the beach are really neat and you can walk about...  read more »
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