Great Blasket Island, Dingle

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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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  • Four of us went with Captain Billy to visit the island. It was a stupendous trip. We hiked up and down, visited with the seals and took a lot of pictures of the view. It was one of the best days of th...  more »
  • The most beautiful place on earth! Lots of grey seals on the pristine white sandy beach, rich in culture and history. Magnificent views. A must if visiting West Kerry.  more »
  • Breath taking! Wildlife awesome. Hiking great. Just absolutely beautiful. The boat ride over to the island is cool too!  more »