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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  • Awful food, stale chips heated in microwave, tasteless wrap heated in microwave that made the wrap warm and damp. We didn't visit the museum as the terrible food put us off staying any longer. We will...  more »
  • We stopped at the Centre for coffee and, I'm ashamed to say, only decided to look at the exhibition because it was a free admission day. I'm so glad we did - it was fascinating and well presented. It ...  more »
  • The Centre is a fab building, from within which vistors can enjoy views of the Blasket islands. In the centre, the visitor can view a movie detailing the history of life in the Blaskets, see up close ...  more »