Great Blasket Island An Blascaod Mór
The largest of the Blasket Islands, An Blascaod Mór, was permanently inhabited until 1953.
Nowadays, the island is a true paradise for nature lovers, hikers, who appreciate it for its remoteness from civilization. This has also been the case, when people still lived on the island, which is why they maintained their own, traditional lifestyles, as well as the Irish language.
An insight in how life on the island was being lived, was given by autobiographic narratives of authors like Tomás Ó Criomhthain and Peig Sayers, who lived here.
Great Basket Island can be reached by tourist boats from Dingle Town and Ventry. The much shorter connection from Dunquin Pier does no longer exist.
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