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Blasket Islands Dún Chaoin Ferry Co. Ltd. is no longer running a ferry service from Dún Chaoin to Great Blasket Island for the 2017 season. Please visit our sister site for details of our boat trips from Ventry Harbour (Ceann Trá) around the Blasket Islands. We land passengers on the Great Blasket Island as part of our all-day combination Eco Marine Tour. Ventry Harbour (Ceann Trá) is 4 miles west of Dingle town (6 mins. by car), on the Slea Head drive, road R559. We may resume sailing from Dún Chaoin for 2018 Season.

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 » Landscape

Breathtaking, incredibly beautiful Landscapes and Seascapes.

Think of the words stunning, amazing, incredible, beautiful and you have some idea of the setting of the Blasket Islands.

Located on the Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) in West Kerry, Ireland, the Blasket Island provides the perfect vantage point from which to view the surrounding countryside of Slea Head, Mount Eagle, Mount Brandon, Sybil Head and The Three Sisters.

Blasket Harbour, Dun Chaoin
From the island you also have some amazing views stretching as far as the Skellig Rocks, the Iveragh Peninsula (Ring of Kerry) with the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Valentia Island.

If you want to delve one step further again into the island's surrounding beauty and wilderness, join us on our Eco Tour, a trip that will take you around the remote Blasket Island archipelago.

Here you get close to the awe-inspiring Cathedral Rocks on Inis na Bró.

You can visit the Puffin colony around Inisvickalaun, the island owned by the family of former IrishSkellig Michael Prime minister (taoiseach) Charley Haughey. You might also spot some of the herd of native Red Deer, introduced by Haughey some years ago.

On the remotest of all the islands, Tearacht, you can see the westernmost lighthouse and steepest funicular rail track in Europe, with all the buildings set into the steep, rocky face of the island.

On the Great Blasket Island the unspoilt system of field division provides a unique insight into the 18th century Rundale system of land division.

Please respect our beautiful landscape and do not litter or interfere with the stone walls and ruins on the island. The word Blasket is believed to come from the Norse "Brasker", it is easy to imagine how wild an inhospitable it was in medieval times, but nowadays it is considered one of the most scenic parts of Ireland.

 Sunset over Blasket Islands








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