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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You can see the Blaskets on a tour of the beautiful, rugged Dingle Peninsula, part of the west coast's Wild Atlantic Way.
Parts of An tOileanach by Tomas O Criomhthain of the Blaskets was excised from the English translation put out by the Talbot Press.
He visited Dingle frequently while staying on his Inishvickillane island in the Blaskets.
Yn anffodus, roedd hi'n rhy hwyr yn y flwyddyn i gael merlota ar hyd y traethau, na chroesi i Ynysoedd y Blaskets, ac roedd y siopau llogi beics i gyd wedi cau - a doedden ni methu fforddio llogi car.
Tom Hand who runs a ferry service to the Blaskets, where bouncers are handing notices of trespass to tourists upon arrival
This poem is based on a story from the Blaskets, as Longley himself acknowledges.
The tranquillity of the Blaskets, however, is now under threat, some feel.
A full moon shone over Dunmore Head, lighting up the channel to the Blaskets, and the frosted felt roofs of the houses glistened like crystal.
Pockets of dense heat haze or fog - a seasonal hazard around the Blaskets - prevented the Shannon-based rescue helicopter from operating in the area.
Further on, from lonely, windswept Slea Head, the westernmost mainland point in Europe, there are good views of a group of small islands called the Blaskets. they were inhabited until 1956 and a local centre on the mainland overlooking Blasket Sound explains the literature, language and way of life of the people who lived there.
Burke constructs a nuanced biographical argument that Synge's "trauma" upon discovering Charles Darwin and Herbert Spenser and his exposure, primarily through his mother, to evangelical Protestantism together inclined him to perceive and present the inhabitants of Ireland's offshore Atlantic isles--the Blaskets as well as the Arans--as vigorous and content in a near-prelapsarian fashion: the living iteration of the pre-Celtic Fir-Bolg.
Yesterday, the Garda began to piece together the events that led to the trail destruction on the western side of Beginish Island, one of the Blaskets.