A century ago, a child was born on a remote island in the far west of Ireland. The community was small but unusually rich in language and culture. After the death of his brother, as life there became harder, the island had to be abandoned. The boy went to America, but never forgot his home. Decades later, as a very old man, the last islandman risked his life to return to the Great Blasket, one last time. Here is the story of that day.Read more
They were a tribe out of time, living with no fuel but the turf and speaking an old, pure form of Irish that had died away elsewhere. But the people of the Great Blasket have nearly all died away themselves, now.Read more "2. The Best Of Days"