The Great Blasket Centre and Island, Dunquin
(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Our tour stopped here during the travel from place to place. It was a very nice place to stop for a break and still be able to learn more about Ireland. It presents a good representation on the histor...  more »
  • This is an amazing Heritage Centre which faces the Blasket Islands. It gives a superb account of the culture and history of the people who inhabited the islands as well as how they lived. The design o...  more »
  • The Blasket Centre is in an amazing location on the mainland facing out towards the Blasket Islands and is an amazingly designed building with lots of glass and viewpoints of interest in addition to t...  more »