Dingle Lit welcomed 2022 with a celebratory book launch Dark Day on the Blaskets, by Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine

Máire Ní Dálaigh launched the re-publication of Dark Day on the Blaskets, by Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine, a fascinating portrait of a young woman and her times. As well as a page-turner, it is an engrossing description of a place at a turning point in its cultural history, a place celebrated in the remarkable classics of the ‘Blasket Library’.

The book is published by Tig Áine (www.tigaine.com) in collaboration with Dingle Publishing Services (www.dinglepublishing.com) and is available to purchase in Oifig a Phoist, Ceann Trá, The Dingle Book Shop, Cafe Lit,  Ionad an Bhlaoscaod, Siopa a Bhuailtín agus i Tig Áine.

Mícheál Ó Dubhshláine had an intimate knowledge and love of the culture and language of West Kerry, and in Dark Day on the Blaskets he has woven a compelling story around a tragic incident in the life of the Blaskets. A native of Kilkea, Co. Kildare, he was principal of Scoil Dhún Chaoin for thirty-three years before his retirement in 2003. He was awarded an Honours MA in Local History from NUI Maynooth in 1994 and is the author of two previous books both in Irish.

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