Revisiting the Blasket Island Memoirs
Department of Literature and Modern Languages
Irish Studies Review
In 2000, Oxford Paperbacks reissued a set of translations of the memoirs from the Blasket Islands and the nearby West Kerry mainland, written for the most part in Irish between 1919 and the 1960s. The originals form an important corpus of Irish writing from the Corca Dhuibhne (Corcaguiney) Gaeltacht reflecting a way of life which has now completely disappeared, centred on fishing and the salvaging of wrecks of the islands and the Dingle Peninsula.
Doan, J. E. (2001). Revisiting the Blasket Island Memoirs. Irish Studies Review, 9 (1), 81-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/09670880020032717