- Dunquin is a quaint Irish village on the Dingle Peninsula. It is the most westerly village in Ireland!
- If the West Kerry Gaeltacht has a spiritual capital, then Dunquin is that metropolis.
- The little village has for a century and more been mecca to students of the Irish language and has become in recent times faithful custodian of the Blasket heritage.
- The huge interpretative centre that opened here in 1993 met initial opposition but was welcomed by the islanders and has since prospered. It celebrates all aspects of the Blaskets, including remarkable and ongoing connection with Springfield, Massachusetts where so many of the islanders emigrated to. The Blasket Islands are clearly visible from Dunquin.
- Among the many spirits that hang about Dunquin are those of Spanish sailors; the ill-starred Armada lost two ships. A monument in the village recalls those who perished.
- Some of the scenes from the famous 1970's film Ryan's Daughter were shot around Dunquin
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