The Great Blasket Islands – Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Welcome to the Great Blasket Island Experience.
Over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is thriving with Irish history and life.
Occupied from pre-history, the island overlooks the location where a number of Spanish Armada ships were wrecked. The small farming and fishing community exceeded a population of 150 in the early 20th century, but had dwindled to a small number when the island was vacated in 1953. The old village above the Trá Bán (White Strand) is situated on the north-eastern side of the island, facing the mainland and Slea Head.
Boat Tours of the Blasket Islands from the Dingle Marina
Our fast boat eco-ferry “The Peig Sayers” departs Dingle Marina daily at 11 am. The day tour is approximately 6 hours long (duration may vary) and is the best way to see The Great Blasket Island and Dingle Peninsula.
Great Blasket Island self-catering accommodation
Simple self-catering accommodation is available in five restored houses at the top of the old Blasket Island village. Lodgings are equipped with basic amenities, but no more than what is needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway.