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The Great Blasket Islands
Great Blasket Island Experience
The Peig Sayers
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Great Blasket Island Accommdoation
Great Blasket Island Experience
Great Blasket Island Experience
Great Blasket Island Boat Tour
Great Blasket Island Experience
Great Blasket Island Experience

The Great Blasket Island – 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.

Great Blasket Island

Great Blasket Island by George Karbus

Dunmór Head the most westerly point of Europe, viewed from the Great Blasket Island.

Dunmór Head the most westerly point of Europe, viewed from the Great Blasket Island.

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.

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Eco Tours from Dingle Marina to Great Blasket Island

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. 

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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.

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