The Blasket Centre
Address: Dún Chaoin, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Telephone No: +353 66 915 6444/915 6371
Fax No: +353 66 915 6446
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3rd April - 31st October 2014 : Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Last admission 45 minutes before closing. (17.15)
Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours
Open for bookings in winter.
Archive Room, Arts Events, Auditorium, Baby Changing Services, Book Shop, Bus Park, 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,
The Blasket Centre on the mainland in Dún Chaoin on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage centre/museum honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing and farming, traditional life including modes of work and transport, home life, housing and entertainment. The Centre details the community’s struggle for existence, their language and culture, and the extraordinary literary legacy they left behind- classics such as ‘The Islandman’, ‘Twenty Years A-Growing’ and ‘Peig’. Their story is told using a variety of means - exhibitons, interactive displays, artefacts, audio visual presentations and artworks.
‘The next best thing to a visit to the Island!’
Location: Tip of Dingle Peninsula, 16km from Dingle (R559).
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111
Maximum number: 40
Duration: 1 hour
Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian.
Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above. Ceiliúradh An Bhlascaoid/The Blascaod Commemoration held yearly every October - www.ceiliuradh.com
Photography / Video allowed: Yes
Audio Visual Presentation: "Blasket Heritage"
Duration: 22 minutes
Languages: English, Irish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Welsh.