Great Blasket Centre, Ireland Photos

The Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula honors the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Centre tells the story of island life: the language & literature, subsistence fishing & farming, transport, home life, housing & entertainment. It is run by the OPW.

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Great Blasket Island viewed from Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Entrance to Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Sculpted boat in front of Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Great Blasket Island viewed from Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Entrance to Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Sculpted boat in front of Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Flowering bush outside Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Gallery at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.View from window at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Artwork display at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Flowering bush outside Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Gallery at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.View from window at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Artwork display at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
View of sea & island from Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Glass & Steel artwork created by Róisin de Buitléar & Salah Kawala representing lives of Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Tile mural by Ditte Kummer & Ciaran O'Connor of the Tile Works at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Sailing boat framework used by Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
View of sea & island from Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Glass & Steel artwork created by Róisin de Buitléar & Salah Kawala representing lives of Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Tile mural (1993) by Ditte Kummer & Ciaran O'Connor of the Tile Works at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Sailing boat framework used by Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Examples of boats used by Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Lobster pot made by Seán & Muiris Mhaidhc Léan Ó Guithín, former Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Dried Carrageen seaweed in bowl made by Séamus Ó Beaglaoich at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Tools used by fishers on Blasket Islands at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Examples of boats used by Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Lobster pot (1997) made by Seán & Muiris Mhaidhc Léan Ó Guithín, former Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Dried Carrageen seaweed in bowl (1946) made by Séamus Ó Beaglaoich at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Tools used by fishers on Blasket Islands at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Stuffed rabbit representing a major meat source for Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Relief of rabbit at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Book entitled Allagar na hInise by Tomás O'Criointain about Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.
Stuffed rabbit representing a major meat source for Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Relief of rabbit (coinin) at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.Book entitled Allagar na hInise (1928) by Tomás O'Criointain about Blasket Islanders at Great Blasket Centre museum on Dingle Peninsula. Ireland.

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