The Great Blasket Islands – Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
Over 1,100 acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is thriving with Irish history and life.
Occupied from pre-history, the island overlooks the location where a number of Spanish Armada ships were wrecked. The small farming and fishing community exceeded a population of 150 in the early 20th century, but had dwindled to a small number when the island was vacated in 1953. The old village above the Trá Bán (White Strand) is situated on the north-eastern side of the island, facing the mainland and Slea Head.
Boat Tours of the Blasket Islands from the Dingle Marina
Our fast boat eco-ferry “The Peig Sayers” departs Dingle Marina at 11am daily. The whole day tour is 6 hours long and is the best way to see The Great Blasket Island and Dingle Peninsula.
Great Blasket Island self-catering accommodation
Simple self-catering accommodation is available in five restored houses at the top of the village. Lodgings are equipped with basic amenities, but no more than what is needed to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing getaway.