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The Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands

There are a number of Islands off the coast of Kerry that offer remote wildernesses to explore. Off Slea Head – the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula – lies a deserted archipelago with a poignant past: the mystical Blasket Islands, now an emblem of the Irish history of emigration. You can anchor a boat in the Blasket Sound on the edge of Europe, Climb to the top of An Blascaod Mór and imagine you can touch America, thinking of the history of the people who left before you. In Dingle, you can visit the Blasket Centre, an interpretive centre with a long, white hall ending in a wall-to-ceiling window overlooking the islands.
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