Place:Dunquin, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland

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NameDunquin
Alt namesDún Chaoinsource: Wikipedia
TypeParish
Located inCounty Kerry, Republic of Ireland
Contained Places
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Great Blasket Island
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dún Chaoin (pronounced , anglicized as Dunquin), meaning "Caon's stronghold", is a Gaeltacht village in west County Kerry, Ireland. Dunquin lies at the Western tip of the Dingle Peninsula, overlooking the Blasket Islands. At 10°27'16"W, it is the most westerly settlement of Ireland. Nearby Garraun Point is the most westerly point of mainland Ireland.

There is breath-taking 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 well-known writers of the island, including 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 Dunquin and the Islands — and some were wrecked there. A memorial stands on the cliffs overlooking the site.

Scenes from the 1970 film Ryan's Daughter were shot at Coumineole Beach and Ceathrú (Caharhoo) in Dunquin. The town's then-struggling economy was largely revived by the production of the film.

It was in Kruger's bar in Dunquin that CAMRA was founded in 1971.

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