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Blasket Islands / Na Blascaodaí

Just a short boat ride from the Dingle Peninsula, lie the deserted Blasket Islands. The largest island - the Great Blasket / An Blascaod Mór - is not only home to incredible wildlife, but the history is phenomenal. The last of the island’s inhabitants left in 1953 but reminders of the fascinating lives of the local farmers and fishermen remain.

With a little digging and some help from Ionad an Bhlascaoid / The Blasket Centre, a museum and interpretive centre located in the Gaeltacht village of Dunquin / Dún Chaoin, you’ll uncover a celebrated and historically rich literary history. In fact, the islanders published many books during the 1920s and 1940s that are considered classics today. 

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