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The Future of the Great Blasket Island

Three miles out to sea, stark against the western horizon, storm clouds are swirling above the Great Blasket. The future of this unique island, renowned for its desolate beauty, its crumbling ruins and its cultural legacy, is under threat. After years of agitation, litigation, and endless negotiations, the Irish government declared last July its intentionRead more..

An Isle Too Far

Beautiful, haunting, and cut off from the westernmost tip of lreland by three miles of treacherous sea, the Great Blasket lsland lies abandoned since the last remaining islanders were evacuated in 1953. Cole Moreton goes in search of the lost community and finds a few survivors still living. ℘℘℘ This is the end of theRead more..