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