Blasket Islands, group of rock islets, Co. Kerry, SW Republic of Ireland; a lighthouse is on one of the islets. Most of the inhabitants of the islands were moved to the mainland in 1953. Great Blasket, largest of the islands, was the stronghold of Piaras Ferriter, the last Irish chieftain to surrender to Oliver Cromwell.
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