Blasket Islands


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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 CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General

The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
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Lesley told the Irish Sunday Mirror: "I have always been interested in the Great Blasket Islands - I wrote my thesis about their heritage.
1953 - The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland, are evacuated to the mainland.
And whilst I have made a living from the first subject scribbling away for well over 30 years, I never once upon leaving school had to recite Peig Sayers' tale of woe on the Blasket Islands or explain Pythagoras' theorem.
The meat is from the nearby Blasket Islands, where the sturdy, lean sheep feed on the pristine, salt-sprayed grass, herbs and heather to give it a unique flavour.
e meat is from the nearby Blasket Islands, where the sturdy, lean sheep feed on the pristine, saltsprayed grass, herbs and heather to give it a unique avour.
Later in the publication, we are introduced to Port na bPucai (The Tune of the Fairies); "magical or fairy music," we are told, is associated with Corea Dhuibhne and Inis Mhic Aoibhleain (Inishvickillane, one of the Blasket Islands) in west Kerry.
The panoramic sweep of the rocks -- the Aran Islands and Galway Bay in the distance, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara right up to the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry -- provides countless photo ops.
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The voices of these islanders, unlike those on the Blasket Islands, have not been properly heard.
Living on the Great Blasket Islands as a mother of ten, Sayers was a famous oral storyteller who dictated her autobiography to her son and others.
Divers came across the brutal scene on the Blasket islands earlier this week.