Kayaking In The Blaskets

Kayakers near Cathedral Rock
(c) Ciaran Clissmann

Kayakers can reach Great Blasket Island heading out from Dunmore Head, the most western tip of the Irish mainland, and across Blasket Sound.

There are six main islands the largest of which is Great Blasket Island .

Walking routes follow the Great Blasket Looped Walk which proceeds around the cliffs of the island along pathways. Visitors can also explore the abandoned village and a large beach.

The Blasket Islands lie off the coast of Co. Kerry and were once inhabited by an Irish speaking population who were evacuated in 1953. The islands have large colonies of seabirds and seals while sharks and whales can also be seen. Inis na Brů features a rock formation called Cathedral Rock because of its resemblance to a pair of gothic steeples.