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Western island, or the Great Blasket.

Robin Flower

Western island, or the Great Blasket.

by Robin Flower

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Published by Clarendon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blasket Islands (Ireland)

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA990 B65 F56 1945
    The Physical Object
    Pagination141p.
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15979085M

    The Office of Public Works (OPW) has recently restored the original house of the renowned Great Blasket Island writer Tomás Ó Criomhthain. The house in the abandoned village on The Great Blasket provides an authentic visitor experience and brings to life the harsh living conditions endured by the local community before the Island was finally abandoned by the 22 remaining inhabitants in We visited Great Blasket Island on a sunny day with calm seas. We took the guided walking tour and learned a little history of the island and it’s former residents. There were a large group of seals on the beach and plenty of sheep and even donkeys nearby.5/5(63).

    The Western Island or The Great Blasket by Flower, Robin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Great Blasket Island Photographs from the ’s and ’s, taken of some of the last islanders to inhabit the Great Blasket. Visit the Islands with Us!

    Several were published with the help and encouragement of visitors to the island, some of whom came to study the Irish language. And some visitors wrote about their experience: in the English author Robin Flower’s wonderful book, The Western Island, the author’s love and respect for the place he discovered as a student shine out of every page. View deals for Great Blasket Island Accommodation. Near Dunmore Head. This lodge offers breakfast, a garden, and a picnic area. All rooms have plush bedding and private on: Great Blasket Island, Great Blasket.


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Western island, or the Great Blasket by Robin Flower Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Western Island tells the history of the Great Blasket, of the frugality and adversities of life on the island, its folktales (including stories of ghosts and fairies), and also recounts the dramatic Western island in the Great Blasket's history when the flying galleons of the Spanish Aramada were destroyed on its coast/5.

The Western Island or The Great Blasket [Robin Flower] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This book is an account of my experiences during a number of intermittent holiday visits to the Great Blasket covering roughly a period of some twenty years.

I first went to the Island in /5(3). The Western Island, or the Great Blasket (Oxford paperbacks) Paperback – Ma by Robin Flower (Author)Cited by: 9. The Western Island, or Great Blasket [R Flower] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.5/5(3).

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central 5/5(6). The Western island, or the Great Blasket. [Robin Flower] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: Dr Flower spent a considerable amount of time between and living amongst the inhabitants of the Great Blasket Island.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Flower, Robin, Western island. Oxford, Clarendon Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. Dr Flower spent a considerable amount of time between and living amongst the inhabitants of the Great Blasket Island.

He tells of the adversities and frugality of the Gaelic-speaking people, of the folk-tales and the stories of ghosts and fairies and poets. This book is intended for readers of country classics; those interested in Irish culture, literature; readers of other Blasket Island titles/5(8).

Great Blasket Island Experience Unique Boat Tours and Accommodation: Over 1, acres of unspoiled largely mountainous terrain, the Great Blasket Island is approximately 4 miles long by 1/2 mile wide. Home to an abundance of wildlife and fauna, the Great Blasket Island is.

About Robin Flower: Robin Ernest William Flower was an English poet and scholar, a Celticist, Anglo-Saxonist and translator from the Irish language. Robin Flower’s books. Robin Flower Average rating: The Western Island, or the Great Blasket by.

Robin Flower, Ida M. Flower (Illustrator) avg rating — 33 ratings — published /5. The Western Island, Clarendon Press, Oxford, (). 'An Irish Island: The Story of the Blaskets' in Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion () "Sgéalta ón mBlascaod.".

Summary: The Western Island tells the history of the Great Blasket, of the frugality and adversities of life on the island, its folktales (including stories of ghosts and fairies), and also recounts the dramatic day in the Great Blasket's history when the flying galleons of the Spanish Aramada.

Dr Flower spent a considerable amount of time between and living amongst the inhabitants of the Great Blasket island. He tells of the adversities and frugality of the Gaelic-speaking people, of the folk tales and the stories of ghosts and fairies and poets. For more information about The Great Blasket Island Boat tours, Island Accommodation and Blasket Island Trips please contact: Billy (Skipper): 00 86 Alice (Bookings): 86 In my view this is the best book about the Blasket Islands written by an 'outsider'.

The author's feeling for the Island and its people is clear, transcending mere scholarly interest in Gaelic culture and language - this especially shown by the poems (his own) which are interspersed with the narrative - and also by the fact that his ashes were subsequently scattered on the Island hills/5(8).

The book was published in Over several years from Peig dictated ancient legends, ghost stories, folk stories, and religious stories to Seosamh Ó Dálaigh of the Irish Folklore ality: Irish.

Untilthe inhabitants of Great Blasket Island formed the most westerly settlement in Ireland. The small fishing community (even at its peak the population was hardly more than ) mostly lived in primitive cottages perched on the relatively sheltered north-east elago: Blasket Islands.

Blaskets - Blasket Island(s) - na Blascaodaí - Great Blasket Island- Blascaod Mór - Kerry - Ireland The Blasket Islands are an archipelago of seven islands – Great Blasket Island [ Blascaod Mór ]; Inishvickillaun [ “Dálaighs” or “ Charlies ” island]; Inish na Bró; Tiaracht [Western island ]; Inish Tuaisceart [ Northern island, The Dead Man, The Sleeping Giant ]; Beginish [Small.

The Western island, or the Great Blasket / by Robin Flower ; with illustrations by Ida M. Flower The Clarendon Press Oxford Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for further citation fields that may be required.Books shelved as blasket-islands: Island Home: The Basket Heritage by George Derwent Thomson, Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket.On an Irish Island is a love letter to a vanished way of life, in which Robert Kanigel, the highly praised author of The Man Who Knew Infinity and The One Best Way, tells the story of the Great Blasket, a wildly beautiful island off the west coast of Ireland, renowned during the early twentieth century for the rich communal life of its residents and the unadulterated Irish/5.