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  The Blasket Islands
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The Blasket Islands are to be found in the west of Dingle Island and the biggest of the islands, named "Great Blasket" was still inhabited untill 1953.
Nowadays you can take a ferryboat from Dunquin in order to explore the Blasket Islands. You will still see the remains of the church and of several houses there. In order to get to the tiny village of Dunquin drive on the "Atlantic Drive" from Dingl town to the west !
In 1588 the Santa Maria de la Rosa, a ship of the Spanish Armada sunk in that area around the Blaskets.

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  • Written Jan 6, 2008
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