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Na Blascaodaí/ Blasket Islands

Welcome to Na Blascaodaí/ Blasket Islands

Muiris Ó Súilleabháín (Author & Blasket Island Resident)

Muiris Ó Súilleabháín, was persuaded by George Thompson to write his life story, entitled Twenty Years A-Growing (Fiche Bliain ag Fás). He wrote about what it was like to leave the island forever. This wonderful book became a best-seller and is translated into several different languages. The house where Muirís Ó Súilleabháin lived with his grandfather, before leaving to join the Gárdaí Síochána (police), is still visible. He later married and was posted to Connemara, where he died tragically in a drowning accident

Na Blascaodaí/ Blasket Islands