Blasket Islands-Ireland is very beautiful country to visit. The country with a big and very interesting story. Nature is wild and attractive.
If you’re touring the Ireland, visit the Blasket Islands if you have time and an interest in Irish heritage.
Where is the Blasket Islands located?
Off the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. On the most western point of the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland and Europe, are The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí).
The Blasket Islands, or as they are known in Irish Na Blascaodaí, lie around 6 km beyond the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula.
Why are the Blasket Islands famous?
The Irish coastline still contains large groups of marine animals. From seabirds to seals, dolphins and whales. And it’s not that hard to spot them.
Eco Marine tours operates with a small boat, operates from Ventry, a town on the south coast of the Dingle peninsula and accompanied by a few marine biologists to the Blasket Islands, one of the many Irish islands coast.
In addition to the many seabirds on the Blaskets, we were mostly ecstatic about the dozens of dolphins and especially the sigh ting of a humpback whale that came alongside our boat in formation with a series of dolphins.
What a grandiose experience that was.
Are the Blasket Islands inhabited?
Such a beautiful island carrying such a marvelous historical past. I’m currently watching the documentary, regarding the Blasket Islands previous residents.
The last residents left in the 50’s sadly, due to a diminishing population. Some went to the US (Massachusetts) & others settled on the Dingle Peninsula, whereby their descendants still reside.