Having been a day tripper for yrs(it's my happy place) I finally got the chance to stay on the island overnight..what a treat.Apart from the absolute beauty of the island,you get a little idea of what life was like 100 yrs ago.yes, there's a toilet,gas cooker,head lamps etc.things they didn't have back then,but going to bed and blowing out a candle,and listening to the waves,and the seals on the beach... priceless.Loved every minute.Jack and Niamh will look after you well..lovely houses, spotlessly clean.And billy is a mine of information..thank you for a memorable night.....
The cottage was so cool very old school irish style! When we opened the door the scenery was stunning, could also feed the donkeys which was cute! Also joined the boat tour to see Fungi! Did a few walks there! Got down to the beach so many seals realy cool! Nothing bad about the trip tbh! Really enjoyed our weekend there! Big thanks to Billy Alice Eoin and Anne! Good luck hope to see you all again soon! The island is outstanding and the all the surroundings are stunning!!!!!
Staying on the Great Blasket is enough to restore even the most frayed senses. Our three nights in September were truly special thanks to the care taken by Billy & Alice, and caretakers Eoin and Annie. The cottages are warm and snug, with good beds and plenty of blankets an duvets for warmth. Good, coal burning fires kept us toasty at night, with plenty of candles for reading. A wonderfully useful, but comic touch, are the "headlamps" left for each guest - great for stumbling about at night or just putting a spotlight on a book! There is a steep 200 yard walk on each end of the trip and a slight hop to get into Billy's boat. That said, my 78 year-old husband negotiated it without much trouble - though the extra hands of some of our fellow travellers were very welcome.
I had the chance to stay 2 nights in one of the restored cottages,Tigh O'Se, on the Great Blasket Island and it was simply fantastic. I loved the atmosphere of the restored cottage with it's old world charm and cosy fireplace. There were ample candles and the views from the windows and the half door were amazing. The added bathroom was nice and I didn't mind the cold shower. Annie and Eoin, the caretakers for this season, were great, they were there if needed and had loads of tips and you could just feel that they love the place. Falling asleep at night with the sound of the waves crashing and the seals singing on the beach was wonderful. I can only recommend staying in one of the cottages and I'll definitely be back
We spent 3 days here in September.The boat trip out with Billy was excellent-great views of the geology and informed commentary. The house and facilities were exactly as described and in keeping with the island. Gordon and Lesley run the accomodation efficiently and do their best to meet every need. They are very knowledgeable about the island. Just having the opportunity and privilige to stay on this island makes this one of our favourite destinations ever. Jim and Geraldine, Cookstown.