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Getting to the Blasket Islands

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Getting to the Blasket Islands

Could someone tell me if it's posible to get to (and from) the Blasket Islands from Killarney in one day using public transport?

If not, are there any organised tours?

We will be in Killarney from the 24th 'till 27th of April......if that helps.

Thanks a lot for any info.

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1. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

I would have thought this unlikely, once past Dingle there is very limited public transport, you could get a bus tour of the peninsula from Killarney, but I dont know of one that includes the Blaskets, the logistics of getting 60+ passengers over and back in the time scale would not work. Could you not hire a car for one day?

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2. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

There are trips to the Blaskets that leave from Dingle harbour, and you can get a public bus from Killarney to Dingle.

Check out Dingle Bay Charters for the boat trips

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3. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

Be aware that the ferry will only sail n good weather, April may not be the best time to try to get to the islands.

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4. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

soonas,

do any of the trips from Dingle land on the Blaskets? we were last over in October , we couldnt get a trip out at all, the weather wasn't too favourable and there werent many visitors left. Usually like to get one visit in a year to Gt Blasket

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If you cant get to the islands, the Blasket Centre at Dunquin is worth a visit,

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5. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

@fuchsiagirl

It can be a bit hit and miss. There are so many variables, weather, demand and so on. Sometimes the weather will facilitate the boats popping across from Dunquin, but not from Dingle.

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6. Re: Getting to the Blasket Islands

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Thanks guys.

I think we will have to give the Blasket Islands a miss on this trip, and content ourselves with doing a few tours of the mainland.........Ring of Kerry/Dingle peninsula etc. and veiw the Islands from afar!

We don't drive so I was looking at the tour company (Deros I think it's called) leaving from Killarney. What do you think of them? Also, (if you don't mind answering a few more questions) what's the best pub in Killarney for traditional music?

By the way.....we are staying at the Killarney Towers Hotel.

Thanks again.

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