Travel and Topography Books

Carney, Michael with Gerald Hayes: From the Great Blasket to America - the last memoir by an islander (15671)

Collins Press reprint 2015
8vo paperback 210 pages F+ 245 gms
(Order reference 15671)

A first-person saga, recounting one man's life but relating the experience of many. Mike Carney, the oldest living native Blasket Islander, left in 1937 to seek a better future in Dublin and eventually America. This memoir is the last of a long line of books written by Blasket Islanders, incl Tomas O'Crohan, Micheal O'Sulleabhain and Peig Sayers.