Comóradh Bhliantúil an Bhlascaoid Mhóir

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Comóradh Bhliantúil an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, or The Annual Blascaod Commemoration.

Fáilte go suíomh oifigiúil Cheiliúradh an Bhlascaoid. Is é téama na bliana seo, a tionólfar in Ionad an Bhlascaoid idir an Meán Fómhair.

Welcome to the Blasket Commemoration, which will be held in the Blasket Centre on the last week-end in September.

The annual Blascaod Commemoration is held in Ionad an Bhlascaoid in Dún Chaoin to celebrate and comemmorate the Great Blasket Island, an island off the Kerry coast which was evacuated in 1953 and whose community left us with a rich and unique literary heritage.

The Ceiliúradh weekend in Dún Chaoin is better than a year in school!

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 and cultural centre/ museum, honouring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation.

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 IslandmanTwenty Years A-Growing, and Peig

Their story is told using a variety of means – exhibitions, interactive displays, artefacts, audio visual presentations and artworks. Visible from the Centre is Great Blasket Island. Tours of the deserted village on the island are also available.

The Blasket Centre is the result of a partnership between The Blasket Foundation and the Irish Government. The Blasket Centre and tours of the Island are now operated and managed by the Heritage Services of the Office of Public Works.

The Blasket Centre is 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.

‘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

Guided Tours:     
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 late September early October.

Contact Details

Address: Dún Chaoin, Dingle, Co. Kerry.
Tel No: +353 (66) 915 6444 / 915 6371  
Fax No: +353 (66) 915 6446


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