Great Blasket Island, Dingle

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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 Dingle, use our Dingle trip generator.
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  • Very interesting part of Ireland's history. The museum shows a little film and there are artifacts there as well.  more »
  • Beautiful trip with the ferry from dunquin pier to the great Blasket Island. I have been there a few times and always very much enjoy the walk to the end of the Island. It is a bit up and down but its...  more »
  • We stopped to take few photos from the islands while we were road tripping around Dingle on late May 2017. The landscape is just amazing, the green islands and the deep blue sea is perfect for a sceni...  more »