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The Blasket Islands School of Art

Experience the beauty of West Kerry
 

Painting Weekends
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This West of Ireland Painting Course is set in studio in Dun Chaoin (Dunquin) on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula overlooking the Blasket Islands for which it is named. With it's dramatic scenery and rich culture, the Dingle Peninsula has attracted artists like John Millington Synge and Jack B.Yeats, as well as Irish language scholars who came to study the Irish spoken in this most westerly point on the island of Ireland. The great Blasket Island itself was home to famous Irish writers such as Thomas O Criomhthainn, Muiris O Suilleabhain and the great folklorist Peig Sayers.


 

 

Beach

The school offers summer weekend painting courses from May to September




The Painting Weekends, under the guidance of experienced tutors the courses are suitable for both the novice and the more experienced artist. A setting of natural beauty where green hills dotted with wildflowers and ancient stone beehives curve to dramatic cliffs that meet the sea provides ample inspiration and support for the days of challenging work. From the dawns over the mountains to the spectacular sunsets in the western sky, both landscape and seascape are bathed in veils of supple and ever-changing colour and light.

Taking time out to visit the centre is to take a step back in time. The visitor can view life as it was on this remote island before it’s evacuation in 1954. Famous for visiting Irish language scholars who came to study the language in it’s purest form. In the early part of the twentieth century they encouraged islanders such as Tomás Ó Crimhthainn, Muiris Ó Suilleabháin, and the great folklorist Peig Sayers to record and write about their way life and traditions.

 

Trips To The Island/ Eco Trips

 

The boats leave Dun Chaoin harbour daily (weather permitting).

 

 

Taking time out to visit the centre is to take a step back in time. The visitor can view life as it was on this remote island before it’s evacuation in 1954. Famous for visiting Irish language scholars who came to study the language in it’s purest form. In the early part of the twentieth century they encouraged islanders such as Tomás Ó Crimhthainn, Muiris Ó Suilleabháin, and the great folklorist Peig Sayers to record and write about their way life and traditions.

 

Trips To The Island/ Eco Trips

 

The boats leave Dun Chaoin harbour daily (weather permitting).

 

 

 

 

 

Staying with us
 

 

Be it for a night or two, we can include dinner if requested in advance and/or a packed lunch for the walker or the guest who is taking a day to visit the great Blasket Island. (Menu on request)

The Blasket Island Heritage Centre

 

Taking time out to visit the centre is to take a step back in time. The visitor can view life as it was on this remote island before it’s evacuation in 1954. Famous for visiting Irish language scholars who came to study the language in it’s purest form. In the early part of the twentieth century they encouraged islanders such as Tomás Ó Crimhthainn, Muiris Ó Suilleabháin, and the great folklorist Peig Sayers to record and write about their way life and traditions.

 

Trips To The Island/ Eco Trips

 

The boats leave Dun Chaoin harbour daily (weather permitting).