Location of the Great Blasket Island
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
Literature of The Great Blasket Island
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.
Choose your Island Experience
Voted no.1 boat tour in Dingle via Tripadvioisor 2018.
Great Blasket Island Experience vessel “The Peig Sayers” – departs Dingle Marina daily at 11 am.
Full day tour is approximately 6 hours long (including landing on the Great Blasket Island) Duration may vary depending on wildlife and is the best way to see the Dingle Peninsula and Great Blasket Island.
Located on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, we offer simple self-catering accommodation in five restored cottages 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 unique peaceful and relaxing getaway.