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The Great Blasket Centre and Island

Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtearaigh, Dunquin, Ireland
+353 66 915 6444
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Interesting, Well-organized museum. Worth the stop even if you don't have time for the Island trip.

We didn't have time to make the trip all the way to the Islands (maybe next time!) so we stopped... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mjjcville
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Kenmare, Ireland
Fascinating

Before stopping at The Great Blasket Centre, we were unfamiliar with the history of the island. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heidi V
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This cultural center explores the unique history, art and culture of the Blasket Islands.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 06:00
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Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtearaigh, Dunquin, Ireland
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+353 66 915 6444
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Reviewed yesterday

We didn't have time to make the trip all the way to the Islands (maybe next time!) so we stopped in here. I am so glad we did. It was really nice. I loved all the stories about the island residents and the pictures were...More

Thank mjjcville
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before stopping at The Great Blasket Centre, we were unfamiliar with the history of the island. We were mesmerized. It's a beautiful exhibit, we were surprised by how much time we spent going through it! We left with books by some of the inhabitants and...More

Thank Heidi V
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent stop for those who wish to learn more about the Blasket Islands. The center combines the history and heritage of the islands and its people with gallery-quality photo displays - and a really good cafe, to boot! Could have spent half a day...More

Thank FairFran
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a substitute coach driver on this day. His name is Padraig (Patrick). He is a descendant of one of the original settlers of the Blasket islands. In fact, there is an article in one of the museum's display cases about his grandfather who...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful modern and airy museum which tells the story of the Blasket Islands and their people as well as the tale of the literary movement which grew up there during the 20th century and which is not well known. I have visited...More

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very, very interesting. Called Blascaod (Mor) Centre. Well worth a stop, a walk around, and view the short video. Amazing people and quite a story of survival and life on the island.

Thank GloriasTravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no clue how important the Great Blaskets were to the Irish language and culture, until we stopped there on a whim when driving along the Wild Atlantic Way. The exhibit was well written, interactive and very informative. Due to weather we were unable...More

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum tells the story of the Blasket Islanders, who inhabited the island until the 1950's. Through film and exhibits, you learn about a way of life that sustained families for generations. There is also a good bookshop and cafe

Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd time to visit The Great Blasket Centre while on tour with clients. The staff are friendly, helpful and willing to answer any question, the story of The Blasket Islands is told very well and very easy to follow. There is a...More

Thank Robbie D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic presentation. I real surprise on the very nice, picturesque though a little crowded loop. Modern restrooms were especially appreciated. Nice cafe. Super exhibit. On OPW tour. So free with a Heritage Card!

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Peter C
Are there admission prices? If so, what are they?
22 November 2016|
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Response from The Blasket C | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the question, admission for 2017 will be €5 for adults, €4 for groups / seniors, €3 for students/children, and €13 for families.
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