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The Huffington Post/ Travel Section
By Meg Pier
Posted: 10/27/2013 11:10 pm

 

Dáithí de Mórdha works as an archivist at Ireland’s Great Blasket Centre, located in Dún Chaoin, on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula, at the halfway point of the Slea Head Drive. The Centre is an interpretative facility and museum detailing the unique community who once lived on the Great Blasket Island, their traditional way of life as subsistence fishermen and farmers, as well as the extraordinary amount of literature which the islanders produced.

Daithi gave me a tour of the Blasket Centre and an education on what life was like for its residents and those who emigrated from the island. He offers some fascinating insights into a slice of Irish culture and history and what it means to be part of a landscape–as well as to need to leave it behind.

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