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western island, or, the Great Blasket

Robin Flower

western island, or, the Great Blasket

by Robin Flower

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blasket Islands (Ireland) -- Description and travel.

  • Edition Notes

    Maps on lining papers.

    Statementby Robin Flower ; with illustrations by Ida M. Flower.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi,141p. :
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13723289M

    The Blasket Islands are a small archipelago of seven islands off the western tip of Dingle Peninsula on the west coast of Ireland in County Kerry. They range in size from the single acre covering Beginish (Beiginis) to the thousand-plus acres of the Great Blasket . Ireland lies at the far west of Europe and we're exploring the far west of Ireland. Starting on the remote Aran Islands, we cruise to Galway, hike the rugged Burren, and marvel at the Cliffs of Moher before venturing to Dingle and finishing on Great Blasket Island. We're beginning here on Inishmore. At eight miles long and two miles wide, it's.

    Robin Flower (or Blathín to the islanders) is one of the most famous scholars to have visited the Great Blasket in the early 20th century. An Oxford scholar, he was a friend to Tomás Ó Criomhthain, and spent many summers on the island learning the Irish of West Kerry and the Blaskets.   Author of Love's bitter-sweet, The Western island, or the Great Blasket, The Irish tradition, Ireland and medieval Europe, Poems and translations, The .

    Western Island or the Great Blasket by Robin Flower A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.   Photo credit: Great Blasket Centre. Meg: When we met, you spoke about the history of difficult relations between Ireland’s north and south, and how pre-dating those “Troubles,” there was a rift between the east and you explain that? Daithi: The island of Ireland is currently divided by a border between the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland and the six Ulster counties of.


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The Western Island tells the history of the Great Blasket, of the frugality and adversities of life on the island, its folktales (including stories of ghosts and fairies), and also recounts the dramatic day in the Great Blasket's history when the flying galleons of the Spanish Aramada were destroyed on its coast/5.

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(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(8). Over 1, acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is thriving with Irish history and life.

Take on of our Great Blasket Island Boat Tours and stay on the Island in one of our houses. Peig Sayers (/ ˌ p ɛ ɡ ˈ s ɛər z /; –) was an Irish author and seanchaí born in Dunquin (Dún Chaoin), County Kerry, án Ó Súilleabháin, the former archivist for the Irish Folklore Commission, described her as "one of the greatest woman storytellers of recent times".Nationality: Irish.

'The Evacuation of the Great Blasket Island' in The Irish Literary Supplement, New York, (Spring ). 'Looking into Blasket Island Photographs' in Éire/Ireland 19 no.

Discover Great Blasket Island in Kerry, Ireland: Just a few miles off the western coast of Ireland lies an isle steeped in Irish literary history. Dr Flower spent a considerable amount of time between and living amongst the inhabitants of the Great Blasket island.

He tells of the adversities and frugality of the Gaelic-speaking people, of the folk tales and the stories of ghosts and fairies and poets. And sees the publication of the latest island memoir, from ninety-three year old Mike Carney, whose book From The Great Blasket To America describes his island childhood, the heartbreaking stories of its dwindling community in the s, and his life in Springfield, Massachusetts, where many Blasket emigrants have put down new roots.

A brief overview of Great Blasket Island and other (6) Blasket Islands (Blaskets), Co. Kerry, Ireland The Blasket Islands - na Blascaodaí - are the most westerly group of islands in Ireland and mainland continental Europe, which is the reason why the phrase "next parish America" is often used about the Dún Chaoin / Blasket Islands area.

We visited Great Blasket Island on a sunny day with calm seas. We took the guided walking tour and learned a little history of the island and it’s former residents. There were a large group of seals on the beach and plenty of sheep and even donkeys nearby. The views from 5/5(63). Great Blasket Island, Great Blasket Island.

14, likes 2, talking about this were here. A chance to visit a wildly beautiful remote area off the tip of Dingle Peninsula which offers an 5/5(48).

And indeed his travels along Ireland’s western seaboard, and especially his among the island-dwellers of the Blasket and Aran Islands, provided the inspiration for some of his finest work as a dramatist. His play The Playboy of the Western World is regarded as a classic of modern theatre.

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Books shelved as blasket-islands: Island Home: The Basket Heritage by George Derwent Thomson, Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket.

The Western Island tells the history of the Great Blasket, of the frugality and adversities of life on the island, its folktales (including stories of ghosts and fairies), and also recounts the dramatic day in the Great Blasket's history when the flying galleons of Author: Robin Flower.

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