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A Car Trip To The Blasket Centre


The Dingle Peninsula is a favorite destination for driving vacations through Ireland. Not only does it boast of some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, the Dingle Peninsula also has several heritage sites that preserve the region’s native language, culture and traditions. Unfortunately most of these sites are not typically included in commercial tours. Hiring a car, on the other hand, gives you the freedom and flexibility to create your own itinerary. You can spend as much time as you like at the sites that suit your interest and preferences, and allow you to glimpse a side of Ireland normally edited out of travel brochures. Hiring a car is particularly important for those who have Irish roots and are talomg a “heritage trip” to their Motherland. One such site is the Blasket Centre in Dun Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula. This site is easily accessible by car travel, and is a mere 16 km car trip from the coast. The Centre presents a rare insight into the life of the Blasket Islanders, including their unique literary achievements and their vibrant language, culture and tradition. Sadly, the Centre is one of the last outposts of this once proud people. The region was abandoned, remembered only in the exhibits adorning the Centre’s walls. Beidh ce'ad mile failte romhat in Ionad an Bhlascaoid. To reach The Blasket Centre by car travel, take the Dún Chaoin Trá Lí, in County Kerry North. To arrange a driving vacation through Ireland, you can rent a car at the many car hire agencies located within airports or major cities. Car hire agencies can also help you customize your tour, providing maps of the regions and a list of attractions in the area. You can also ask your car hire agency for a list of inns and hotels where you can rest between car travels, or use as a base for exploring the county.