The Blasket Islands Tour and Hear the story of Peig Sayers…
The Blasket Islands lie off the rugged coastline of South-West Kerry. In the 1920’s and 1930’s inhabitants of the Great Blasket Island produced books about their lives in the Irish language that are considered classics in the world of literature. One of those writers was Peig Sayers, ‘one of the great narrators of the wonder tales of Gaelic Ireland’. The Great Blasket has to be abandoned in 1953 when only 22 inhabitants remained.
Peig Sayers Tour Irish Author
Hear the story of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island Tour and known to generations of Irish school children who studied her book for the Irish Leaving Cert exam. Meet other world renowned storytellers of Gaelic Ireland who are long since gone but remain in song and story. Visit the Great Blasket Island in the company of a local guide and relive the harsh existence of the islanders. Experience the warm welcome of a Gaeltacht village in Ballyferriter and listen to the blas of the Gaelic speakers.
Blasket Islands Tour and Peig Sayers Tour takes place August 10-12 2018
Immerse yourself in traditional Gaelic culture with a visit to the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area of Corca Dhuibhne. Highlights include: a tour of the Blasket Island Heritage Centre, illustrated lectures on life on the Blasket Island in the words of their world famous writers, Peig Sayers, Tomás Ó’Criomthain and Muiris O’Suilleabháin. Visit the ancient Bee-hive huts on Slea Head and Gallarus Oratory and much more. Stay in traditional country house B&B’s.