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Great Blasket Island, Dunquin

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Shrouded in sea mist, the mysterious Great Blasket Island is known for the number of notable authors who wrote in the local dialect. A historical village on the island was once home to many writers, as well as a small fishing community. The residents left in 1953, but the tiny cottages they called home are part of a ghost town near the coast. From a distance, it makes for a haunting image; but don't be afraid to get a little closer on one of the guided tours that depart by boat from Dingle Harbor and Dunquin hamlet. The latter is home to the Blasket Information Center and museum, where you'll learn more about the island. Bring along drinking water, snacks, and a jacket for the day because there are no facilities on the island. Also, a pair of hiking shoes will help preserve your feet as you walk around grassy hills. Plan to see Great Blasket Island and other attractions that appeal to you using our Dunquin trip maker tool.
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  • We had a tremendous experience today at great blasket island. We booked a tour with Billy, whose family has been on the island for generations. He knows all the ins and outs of Dingle Bay and... 
    We had a tremendous experience today at great blasket island. We booked a tour with Billy, whose family has been on the island for generations. He knows all the ins and outs of Dingle Bay and...  more »
  • This is our third visit to GBI. We were dropped off at 10.30 and picked up at 5.15pm giving us the full day on the island. We used BLASKET FERRY & ISLAND TOURS, (tel 087 360 0562) I booked via... 
    This is our third visit to GBI. We were dropped off at 10.30 and picked up at 5.15pm giving us the full day on the island. We used BLASKET FERRY & ISLAND TOURS, (tel 087 360 0562) I booked via...  more »
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  • The Great Blasket Island is app.6km in length and the highest point (An Cró Mór) sits 292 metres above sea level. Hiking the Island is easy to moderate, following grassy trails and a steep incline, reaching the very back (An Ceann Dubh) is most definitely worth the final scramble. beats a #GreatBlasketIsland Heard you huney. You sounded great. good office view
  • Truly beautiful islands, covered by grassy hills and rocks that you only experience in movies. I highly recommend this place for beauty seeking adventures.

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