Government to buy the Great Blasket Island

Significant elements of a management plan for the Great Blasket Island could be in place within the next two years according to Dingle Area Manager, Philip O`Sullivan. Welcoming the announcement that the government is to purchase the island for 1.7 million euro, he said work can now commence on significant development on the island. Mr O’Sullivan hopes the purchase will be completed within the next few months, with development commencing almost immediately.