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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  • We were driving the peninsula on a dreary, wet day and this provided a wonderful place to stop. Fascinating exhibits, all sorts of stories and information; some interactive, some artistic, all interes...  more »
  • Another great investment by the OPW. This centre enables people to understand and absorb the unique culture of life off the Irish Coast. This is the nearest European PARISH to America. The centre was ...  more »
  • We didn't get to the island of Great Blasket but this heritage centre has an excellent array of material that helps you understand what life would have been like there. We saw artwork and read stories...  more »