Blasket Islands

Na Blascaodaí

Visiting the Blasket Islands

To visit the Blasket Islands from Mount Brandon Hostel, you can book with a number of different tour operators over in Dingle. Dingle is 15km from our hostel and takes approx 21 minutes. Dunquin Pier is 32km approx 40 minutes drive.


Visit their websites for bookings and times:

Great Blasket Island Boat Tours

Dingle Boat Tours

Blasket Island Ferries – Cé Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier

The Blasket Islands / Na Blascaodaí are an uninhabited group of islands off the west coast of the Dingle Peninsula . The last island to hold a significant population Great Blasket Island, was abandoned in 1954 due to population decline and is best known for a number of gifted Irish language writers who vividly described their way of life and who kept alive old Irish folk tales of the land.
Mount Brandon Hostel -Great-Blasket-Tours

 Dingle Bay Speed Boat Tours & Great Blasket Island Experience.
The most thrilling way to see Dingle Bay; experience the outstanding natural beauty of the Dingle coastline, paired with an exciting speed boat blast.  The Great Blasket Island Experience – a speedboat Eco Tour – departs Dingle Marina, touring the beautiful Peninsula coastline to the Great Blasket Island. Included is a highly recommended landing on the Great Blasket Island for 3.5 hours.

Kerry Ireland
The Blasket Islands

Dolphin watching off the Blasket Islands

Great Blasket Island

The abandoned village of Great Blasket Island

Mount Brandon Hostel Dunquin Pier

Cé Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier,

Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier,

Cé Dhún Chaoin / Dunquin Pier