Dunquin Pier Co Kerry


Dunquin village is a Gaeltacht village in west County Kerry, Ireland . Dunquin lies at the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking the Blasket islands.  At 10°27'16"W, it is the most westerly settlement of Ireland  and of Eurasia. Nearby Dunmore head  is the most westerly point of mainland Ireland.

There is dramatic cliff scenery, with a view of the Blasket Islands, where Peig Sayers lived. A museum in the village tells the story of the Blaskets and the lives of the people who lived there including the well-known writers of the island, which includes Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.

In 1588, when the Spanish Armada returned via Ireland many ships sought shelter in the Blasket Sound — the area between Dún Chaoin and the Islands — and some were wrecked there. A memorial stands on the cliffs overlooking the site. Dunquin is located on the Dingle Way, which is a 179 km circular walking trail which takes in much of the Dingle peninsula.