The Great Blasket Island, the most westerly point in Europe, is the largest of a group of islands located 3 miles off the tip of the Dingle Peninsula Gaeltacht, 13 kilometers west of Dingle town.
In the past few years a number of the houses have been restored and amenities provided for visitors to the island.
Great Blasket Island Wildlife
- Superb walks on the green road and mountain tracks
- Attractive flora and fauna
- Pre-historic remains
- Abundant sea-life
- Extensive bird life
For those with an interest in literature on the Great Blasket Island, read through the Dingle Peninsula site section on Culture, Heritage, and Irish Language on the Blasket Islands. This will provide you with the names and authors of books of interest.
Peig Sayers (1873-1958) was an Irish author and inhabitant of the Great Blasket Island. She moved there after marrying a fisherman and native She is most famous for her auotobiography Peig.
Important Notice Regarding Safety
Extreme care on this island is necessary due to terrain and currents. Suitable clothes and safe footwear should be worn while exploring the Island. Supervise children on the beach and cliff areas. Dogs should be kept on a lead or under control at all times. A flashlight for nighttime use is a must.
Please note — drinking water is a limited commodity on the Island, so we would appreciate if you brought your own for your use.