O Criomhthain's life story contains many insights into day to day living on the Great Blasket Island.
Tomas O Criomhthain was the first of many writers from the Great Blasket Island.
One of the most notorious culls occurred off the Great Blasket Island in Co Kerry in 2004 when more than 50 seals, mainly young whitecoat pups, were found shot or bludgeoned to death.
Experienced fishermen in Kerry estimate that there are currently 1,200 seals in the Great Blasket Island area which was the scene of the carnage in 2004 and it is estimated that they consume at least three tonnes of fish per month.
The mountainous Great Blasket Island
produced three storytellers from among the hardy few who scratched a living there until it was finally abandoned in 1953 and visitors can look around the derelict former homes of people like old Peig Sayers, whose Irish tales have been translated into English.
Holyoke Community College where he is the director of Irish Studies, are keen to hear from anyone who would like to study Dr Faulkner's courses on The Great Blasket Island
Literature and The Great Irish Diaspora
AT RISK Manx Shearwater and, right, Great Blasket Island
THE State has bought the majority landholding on the Great Blasket Island
The Department of the Environment has bought the Great Blasket Island
, Co Kerry, for just EUR2million.
A much better idea is to hop on the boat from Dunquin pier to Great Blasket Island
, a looming expanse of rock three miles out to sea.
IT IS likely to be two years before the State can begin work on conservation plans for the Great Blasket Island
in Co Kerry.
GREAT Blasket Island
is to get a government grant of EUR8.