kmc writes "I just received my copy of "A day in our life" By Sean O'Crohan. It's a continuing story of life On the Blasket Island's. This author is Thomas O 'Crohan's son. In which Jerry has posted a wonderful article about his book " The Islandman". Do yourself a favor. Both books are available thru Amazon.com. And both will bring wonderful insights on the lives of our relations before us.. And you will throughly enjoy their wit and humor... (Of Course) K. McCrohan"
Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1856 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to
observe and describe the world. His book is a valuable description of a now vanished
way of life; his sole purpose in writing it was in his own words, 'to set down the character
of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will
never be again'.