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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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Amazing, modern visitor centre, well worth visiting for the film show.

With excellent parking and a full cafe, this superb centre is worth a short diversion off the R559... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Interesting Place

This was a beautifully appointed museum - there was a lot to take in, many images and commentary... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bayfield, Canada
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Dun Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtearaigh, Dunquin, Ireland
+353 66 915 6444
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Reviewed 3 days ago

With excellent parking and a full cafe, this superb centre is worth a short diversion off the R559 even if you don't want to cultivate an interest in the Irish language or the community that finally left The Great Blasket Island (visible from the Centre)...More

Thank Roganroy
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a beautifully appointed museum - there was a lot to take in, many images and commentary. Quite fascinating, actually. The down side was that the folks working there in reception, the gift store and the cafeteria were the most disagreeable people we encountered...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful experience in an awesome location. We spent a lot of time looking at the historical photos. We also stopped in at the cafe/restaurant for a snack while we enjoyed the spectacular views. I enjoyed a wonderful cup of coffee and ate the BEST...More

Thank manchestertodingle
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed seeing how people made a simple but seemingly happy life on a spartan island. The food was reasonable. The amenity was clean.

Thank soobee4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend stopping at this center. You will see some nice art work, great views of the islands (through giant windows which can be nice if it's cold, windy or rainy) and a very interesting movie which features interviews with the actual former residents of...More

Thank TravelSneak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the Blasket Islands people is mildly interesting but not really worth a stop or special visit unless you are really interested. On a good day the views around Dunquin of the Blasket Islands are spectacular. We watched a 30 minute video presentation...More

Thank cleblanc1217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice facility with informative and interesting displays. Note that there is a quite nice cafeteria here with great view of the island and very good food.

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum with interactive exhibits and an excellent film about the history of Great Blasket Island. There are examples of the purest form of the Irish language and you can see why scholars came from far and wide to study there. The...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Centre is of capital-city-like quality in it's finish and design. It seems no expense was spared with the materials and the installation. This is an important monument to the most Irish of existences, that of the people on the Blasket islands. Some of the...More

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several hours here one recent Saturday and loved every aspect of it. The facility is beautiful. Much thought went into creating a memorial to the brilliant community (especially the writers and storytellers of Great Blasket Island). It succeeds on every level. If you...More

Thank 146Brenda
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Peter C
Are there admission prices? If so, what are they?
23 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.