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