The Blasket Centre

Opening Hours

The Centre opens from 2nd April – 28th October: 10.00 – 18.00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Open for bookings in winter; please get in touch.

Location

The Centre is located on the tip of Dingle Peninsula, 16km from Dingle (via R559).

Transport

Check the Bus Éireann‎ website for up to date travel information. There is parking available on site.

Tour Operators

The Blasket Centre accepts vouchers from operators on the approved operators List. For further details you can contact the Office of Public Works at: Visitor Services, Office of Public Works, Unit 20, Lakeside Retail Park, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. Telephone: + 353 1 647 6000; email: touropsaccounts@opw.ie.

The Blasket Centre

Drag the yellow figure to the red pin to explore the site at streetview level.

Facilities

There is a bookshop on site, as well as museum and archive facilities, workshop and language rooms. A restaurant – ‘An tIascaire’ – is available on site and provides free wifi. The Centre is also available for functions such as wedding ceremonies, conferences, and events in the local community. If you would like more information on this, please contact us.

Full wheelchair access is possible, and there is designated car parking available. Special needs toilet facilities are also present in the building.


Guided Tours

Tours of the Centre are available, and take approximately one hour. There is a maximum number of forty to a group.

Visit

The average length of a visit to the Centre is an hour and a half. Guided tours of the building take approximately one hour.

Photography/ Video

Photography and video are both permitted.

Admissions

Ticket prices for the Centre are as follows:

Adult (€5), Senior/Group (€4), Child/Student (€3), Family (€13). Children under eight are free.

Holders of the Heritage Card gain free admission. School groups are also entitled to free entry.


Download

A short, informative brochure for the Centre.

Download

A guide to the Blasket Centre.

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Kilmalkedar Church

Distance: 15.5km.

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Dún Chaoin Village

Dún Chaoin is a Gaeltacht village on the Dingle Peninsula in West Kerry. There are beautiful and picturesque walks, cycles, and drives around the village, and around Slea Head. The dramatic cliffs and coastal scenery draw many to the area. There is a pub and café, as well as local Bed and Breakfast options for those who would like to stay longer.

Dún Chaoin is only ten minutes from Ballyferriter, another popular local village to visit, and twenty-five minutes from Dingle, a large town with many attractions and facilities. Read more about Dún Chaoin on the Go Kerry website.


You can also read about the history of the Island before your visit to the Centre.

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