CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Revisiting the Blasket Island Memoirs

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

2001

Publication Title

Irish Studies Review

ISSN

1469-9303

Volume

9

Issue/No.

1

First Page

81

Last Page

86

Abstract

Excerpt

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.

ORCID ID

0000-0002-4966-1251

DOI

10.1080/09670880020032717

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