Your Great Blasket Island Experience Begins Here!
The Centre is a Signature Point on the Wild Atlantic Way, and we are Wild Atlantic Way Ambassadors
With stunning views of the wild Atlantic coast and islands at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive, The Blasket Centre is a fascinating heritage & cultural centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953.
The Centre details the community’s struggle for existence, their language and culture, folklore & customs, and their extraordinary literary legacy – with classics such as ‘The Islandman’, ‘Twenty Years A-Growing’ and ‘Peig’.
Come and enjoy:
The Centre is one of 2 Kerry Signature Points on the Wild Atlantic Way, and we are Wild Atlantic Way Ambassadors
'Blasket Heritage', a beautiful audio-visual introduction to the Blasket Islands
Fascinating exhibitions on the daily life, traditional fishing & farming methods, the Irish language and Blasket literature
Interactive features to feel, listen and experience the sounds, images and elements of the islander's way of life
The experiences of communities on the west coast of Ireland
The effects of emigration on rural communities as seen in 'The American Room'
The Irish language as is it spoken daily on the Dingle Peninsula
New for 2014: 'The Seal-Cam' – live streaming views of the largest seal colony in Ireland
THE HALFWAY POINT OF THE SLEA HEAD DRIVE!
|Mon||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Tue||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wed||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Thu||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Fri||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sat||9:30 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Sun||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|