The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dunquin

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Specialty Museum Museum
Gain insight into the history of the great Blasket Islands at The Great Blasket Centre and Island. This heritage and cultural center offers a look into all aspects of Gaelic culture and the community of the island, including its large literary legacy. Take a guided tour through exhibits, which manage to keep things as authentic as possible with English translations readily available. Along the way, you'll also enjoy some of the best views of the island. An onsite cafe and eatery serves up home-baked snacks and light meals, while the bookshop offers literary classics from the area and a large range of books on Irish culture. Our Dunquin holiday planner makes visiting The Great Blasket Centre and Island and other Dunquin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I had no clue how important the Great Blaskets were to the Irish language and culture, until we stopped there on a whim when driving along the Wild Atlantic Way. The exhibit was well written, interact...  more »
  • The museum tells the story of the Blasket Islanders, who inhabited the island until the 1950's. Through film and exhibits, you learn about a way of life that sustained families for generations. There ...  more »
  • This is my 2nd time to visit The Great Blasket Centre while on tour with clients. The staff are friendly, helpful and willing to answer any question, the story of The Blasket Islands is told very well...  more »