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“Blasket Islands Museum”

The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Dunquin
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Owner description: This cultural center explores the unique history, art and culture of the Blasket Islands.
Sacramento, California
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Blasket Islands Museum”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Wow-talk about a history lesson! We had never heard of the people that lived on this island-it was fascinating and very well done. The museum is beautiful and very informative.

Visited June 2012
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Solihull
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“very interesting and moving”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

Unfortunately, time didnt allow us to go to the real blasket island, so we visited the centre instead. We only found out about it following a chance conversation with someone we met whilst on the slea head drive, they recommended we went and we are very glad that we did. The centre tells the story of life on the blaskets. There are many photographs and displays and a very moving film which lasts about 20 minutes. The centre is very informative and interesting and has great views over the islands themselves. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A fascinating museum”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

A fascinating museum highlighting the history and culture of this unique Irish island community. The exhibits are excellent, and the building has been designed so that your visit culminates with a stunning view of the islands themselves. Not to be missed if you are in the area.

Visited April 2012
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Albany, NY
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The Moving Story of Life on Great Blasket”
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Time didn't allow us to visit Great Blasket, but we were lucky enough to stop at the Blasket Centre museum. The exhibits tell the story of the islanders who lived on the craggy island, under what today seem like impossibly difficult conditions.

Among the highlights is a gallery devoted to those who left and settled in the Springfield, MA area of the United States. It was interesting to see their exodus traced as they took the journey that so many Irish experienced, far from their homes, never to return.

Visited September 2011
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Chatham, New York
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“More than we expected”
Reviewed September 30, 2011

Beautiful views. Great food in the cafe. Learned much about the great literature
coming from the Blasket Islands.

Visited September 2011
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