Hungry for Home: Leaving the Blaskets: A Journey from the Edge of Ireland
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Hungry for Home: Leaving the Blaskets: A Journey from the Edge of Ireland

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From ancient times until 1953, when dramatic events forced them to evacuate, the people of the remote Blasket Islands off the southwest coast of Ireland led a medieval way of life, speaking a pure form of Irish and gathering by turf fires to hear tales handed down from ancient times. Cole Moreton tells the story of the Blaskets through the eyes of the Kearney family, who l...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Penguin Books
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John Kane
A modern accounting of the Blasket history. Pretty expansive and descriptive.
Joan
Sep 24, 2008 Joan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Close to 5 stars! The story of the last residents of the Blasket islands.
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a fascinating reade
Paul Mullen
sentimental, nice
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