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“History well told”

The Great Blasket Centre and Island
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Dunquin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This cultural center explores the unique history, art and culture of the Blasket Islands.
England
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332 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“History well told”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

A detailed account of life on the Blasket Islands. It is an eye opener to see how these people lived. Educational for all youngsters that visit.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Jerusalem, Israel
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291 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Interesting video and a good place to stop for refreshments”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Modern building, good facilities and video of the history of the Blaskett Islands. We came on a nice day to be outdoors so didn't stay more than 30 minutes.

Visited July 2014
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Craving more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

The Blasket Island Heritage Center is about the people of the Great Blasket Island. There is a movie that runs every 20 minutes, the views from the center of the island are amazing and the history of the island is incredible. You will not be disappointed if you would like to dive in and learn more about the island and it's people that were evacuated in the 1950's, it's like stepping back in time and very well done at the center.

Visited July 2014
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Thank HIDHOlovestotravel
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Interesting presentation and interpretation of the island life.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Beautiful center, almost like a museum. The movie is great and would recommend trying to see it first. The exhibits are well done and beautifully presented. It is a lot but you can skip throughout parts if pressed for time.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Lauraonthego
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Mississauga, Canada
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94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Location, but....”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The building is made up of a "museum-like" series of rooms and old pictures. The place is big and tedious to get through and kind of a turn-off on a fine day when one would really like to just have a quick "down and dirty" synopsis. The best part of the heritage center was the book sales stall around the corner from the front entrance. Of note, the receptionist spent an inordinate amount of time chit-chatting to the same tourist and ignoring me standing at the desk waiting to ask a simple question. I left rather frustrated, returning after 15 minutes only to find her still talking to the same American gentleman. Again I stood and waited politely, but once again she was seemed oblivious to the fact that she might want to be available to answer questions from others.

Visited June 2014
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