Blasket Centre

Blasket Centre / Ionad An Bhlascaoid Mhóir, Dunquin/ Dún Chaoin, Dingle Peninsula / Corca Dhuibhne
Tel.: +353 (0) 66 9156444 Fax.: +353 (0) 66 9156446
The Blasket Island centre in its lush green setting... ©Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir An Blascaod. ©Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir The Interior of the Blasket Island Centre with stunning views of the Island... ©Chris May

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


  • 'The Seal-Cam' – footage of the largest seal colony in Ireland   


Léiríonn Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir i nDún Chaoin scéal mhuintir an Bhlascaoid, a gcultúr agus a dtraidisiún chomh maith lenár dteanga dhúchais.Tréigeadh an Blascaod Mór i 1953 agus tógadh an tIonad in ómós don éacht liteartha a deineadh ar an Oileán, go háirithe na saothair ‘An tOileánach’, ‘Peig’ agus ‘Fiche Blian ag Fás’.
‘Mar ná beidh a leithéidí arís ann’
We look forward to welcoming you to The Blasket Centre - Beidh Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat in Ionad an Bhlascaoid!


We'd love to hear from you!

Blasket Centre
Trading Months
March - November
Admission Costs
Adult: €5.00
Senior/Group: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00
Opening Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Archive Room, Arts Events, Auditorium, Baby Changing Services, Book Shop, Bus Park, Children's Activities, Children's Language Room, Cultural Museum, Entertainment, Genealogy, Genealogy Service, Group Lunches Available on Request, Guided Tours, Heritage Museum, Interactive Exhibition, Island Exhibitions, Island Heritage, Literary Centre, Literature, Literature Events, Local Heritage Site, Parking, Public Toilets, Restaurant, Scenic Location, Scenic Vistas, Video Exhibition, Wheel Chair Accessible, Workshops,