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Great Blasket Island Accommodation

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Great Blasket Island, Dingle Ireland
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Truly unique Island lodgings surrounded by spectacular scenery in one of the most beautiful and untouched locations in Ireland. Accommodation consists of 4 gas hobs, a sink and kitchen utensils. There is also bathroom with hand-towels and larger towels provided for upon request. Fire buckets are complementary with all private house bookings. Layout Upstairs – Bedroom 1: One double bed and one single bed Bedroom 2: One double bed and two single beds Downstairs – Room 1: Kitchenette/ dining area + stove Room 2: Living space + stove Price list: Private Double Room @ €80 Private Single Room @ €60 Family Room (4 Beds) @ €120 Private house (sleeps 7) @ €120 for 2 – €30 supplement per person. Fire Bucket @ €7 Additional Breakfast @ €5 per person Please note facilities are limited on the Great Blasket Island, however we feel this adds to the experience which brings you back in time and back to basics.
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Ilona Blum wrote a review Jun 2022
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We stayed for 2 nights in cottage No 4 in May and we enjoyed our time. The scenery is fantastic and the walk around the island is enjoyable with great views. The hosts Brock and Claire are very friendly and helpful. The beach is beautiful, especially with the seal colony. The cottage is very very basic. We didn’t expect a luxury accommodation, but there are a few things, we couldn’t understand… On the kitchen/dining room floor were 10 centimetres long holes filled with gravel. A few times I went into the holes with my foot and the gravel spread all over and I was lucky not to twist my ankle. We think the cottage needs some maintenance. The bathroom wasn’t looking inviting. We had no problem with the cold shower, but to press the button for to keep the water flowing is ridiculous. Anyway good tradesmen are needed! We know the management/owners of the cottages are trying to do their best, but we think, it’s a wrong understanding of „authentic life of the Islanders“ and living in the past. We missed, that the coffee shop wasn’t open and we missed very much, that during our stay there was no tour guide with the knowledge of the history of the Great Blasket Islands.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Michelle Mc Grath wrote a review Jul 2021
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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.....
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Joanne Quinn wrote a review Oct 2020
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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!!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Robbyn S wrote a review Oct 2020
Cork, Ireland11 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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regina218 wrote a review Aug 2020
Cork, Ireland10 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jim M wrote a review Oct 2019
Cookstown, United Kingdom11 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Alan Barry wrote a review Aug 2019
Cork, Ireland25 contributions12 helpful votes
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Staying on Great Blasket Island is an opportunity to really disconnect from the world, to re-engage with nature, to witness pure natural beauty and to gain a new perspective. We travelled to Dunquin as a group, for the third summer running, and met Billy on the Peig Sayers, ably assisted by Chris and Wolfie. We carted all of the food and supplies needed up the hill to Peig's house, and settled in, with Ingrid and Charlotte looking after us. Over the course of the weekend, we swam with the seals (although not too close - we didn't want to disrupt them!), had a bonfire on the beach and toasted marshmallows, cooked huge meals on the gas hob, hiked to the western side of the island to watch the sun setting behind "An Fear Marbh" (aka The Dead Man), lay on the sand and watched the stars (we were even lucky enough to see some shooting stars), and spent hours with new and old friends around the campfire in the village. As soon as the daytrippers leave every day at 4pm, it is just you and a handful of others who are staying overnight . As others have mentioned, there is no electricity or hot water, but this is definitely part of the experience! Few top tips; - Bring LOTS of insect repellent - the midges can be overwhelming at times. Best place to go if they are very bad is into the sea! - Bring food that does not require refrigeration. Plan meals well and bring only what you need - everything has to be carried up the hill from the pier. - Spend time in the sea - the water is crystal clear and you will see abundant sea-life with goggles or a snorkel. - Trek across the island for sunset - it's only 10 minutes from the houses. - Bring black bags to allow you to take all of your litter home! - Don't frighten or disrupt the seals - Check yourself for ticks when you are there and when you get home - most of our group found ticks on our skin when we got home - Listen to the sea, watch the sunset, look for shooting stars and enjoy! Big thanks to Alice, Billy, Joey, Chris, Ingrid, Charlotte and Wolfie for having us back!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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LFurlong2 wrote a review Aug 2019
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I visited the island with friends to do some hill walking. What a magical experience. We received a warm welcome from Billy, Lesley and Gordon. The stoves were set and the accommodation had everything you needed. To read in the evening by the flicker of candlelit and the glow of the stove was the perfect way to unwind after city life. The island, of course, is beautiful whatever the weather . We were lucky enough to have to spend an extra night due to a storm and got 1000 seals all to ourselves on Tra Ban in the morning. No photo can do the location justice and you get a unique appreciation into the resilience and ingenuity of the Islanders had.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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mingmongw-u-e wrote a review Aug 2019
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Thank you Billy and Alice for allowing us to visit and stay at the Blasket Islands. We have just returned to Devon after a 2 and a half week 'quick run' down the Wild Atlantic Way. My Girls and I agree that the one nights stay on the Great Blasket Island was the highlight of our holiday. The accomdation was superb and reminded me of staying with my Great Grandmothers home in West Cork, many years ago- ( I'm only 45) no electricity or hot water in tap. Blissful peacefulness and what an absolutely breath takingling beautiful corner of the world. Billy, your Grandad is no doubt very proud of you continuing where he left off. Thank you Gordon and Lesley for being such good hosts and so so welcoming. We shall be back. K Birrane
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Catrin L wrote a review Jul 2019
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We were rather late for making a reservation - but Alice and Billy were so kind to arrange a special afternoon trip and we are still stunned about the wildlife and the island. The trip was completely designed for us - first we got to see caves and learned about the geological formation of the coast, then we went to the island and Billy was so cool to suggest that we'd only had to ring him and he would come then. On our way back we had seen more than fifty seals that were following our boat for a little while and then two different groups of dolphins, one even had a baby dolphin at his side. And then - as if that wasn't enough - we also spotted a mink whale. It got really late in the end, but Billy didn't bother and we followed the dolphins for many extra turns. We'd definitely be back and maybe arrange for a weekend on the island. It was mind-blowing.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty KerryDingle PeninsulaDingle
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Frequently Asked Questions about Great Blasket Island Accommodation
Which popular attractions are close to Great Blasket Island Accommodation?
Nearby attractions include Slea Head Drive (3.4 km), Dingle Peninsula (4.0 km), and Great Blasket Island (0.3 km).
What food & drink options are available at Great Blasket Island Accommodation?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Great Blasket Island Accommodation?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Stonehouse Cafe & Restaurant, Louis Mulcahy Pottery Cafe, and Caifé na Trá.
Are pets allowed at Great Blasket Island Accommodation?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Great Blasket Island Accommodation?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Irish Famine Cottages (7.1 km) and Cashel Murphy (5.5 km).