The Blasket Centre - Ferriter Family Gathering Venue

The Blasket Centre

The Blascaod Centre in Dún Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, celebrates the story of the Blasket Islanders, the unique literary achievements of the island writers and their native language, culture and tradition. Sadly An Blascaod Mór was abandoned in 1953 as a result of the decline of its once vibrant population. Beidh céad míle fáilte romhat in Ionad an Bhlascaoid. Cuirfear leagan Gaeilge den eolas seo ar fáil sara fada. Centre is fully accessible for visitors with disabilities.

Location: Tip of Dingle Peninsula, 16km from Dingle (R559).

Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 8366111

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FFG 2012 Schedule

Sessions at this Venue

Thu: 4/12 9:30 - 9:45 am
An Irish and American Welcome

Thu: 4/12 9:45 - 11:45 am
The Early Ferriters

Thu: 4/12 11:45 AM - 12:05 PM
Settlement on the Blaskets with Reference to the Ferriters

Thu: 4/12 1:00 PM -1:50 PM
The Poetry of Piaras Ferriter

Fri: 4/13 9:30 - 10:10 am
Finding Irish Roots Under American Trees

Fri: 4/13 10:10 AM - 12:05 PM
Irish American Ferriters

Fri: 4/13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Keynote Address

Sun: 6/21 10:45 AM
Ferriters and the American Civil War

Sat: 6/20 11:15 am
The Full Cedar Chest

Sat: 6/20 9:30 am
Heraldry and the Ferriters

Sun: 6/21 1:00 PM
Poems and Laments of Piaras Feiritear

Sat: 6/20 10:45 AM
Setting the Scene: Early Medieval Sites as they appeared on the Arrival of the Normans to Dingle

Sat: 6/20 11:15 am
The Full Cedar Chest - Continued

Sat: 6/20 1:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Where Do We Go From Here?

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