A RARE photograph documenting life on the Blasket Islands is now on display in Dingle town as one of its most notable descendants recently presented the image to the proprietor of Lord Bakers Restaurant.
Máire Llewellyn Ní Shúilleabháin-Uí Chíobháin, daughter of Muiris Ó Suilleabháin the famed author of *Fiche Bliain Ag Fás*, gave the photograph recently to John Moriarty and it now hangs in his Main Street restaurant.
The photograph, which was taken back in 1927, shows 12 schoolgirls and seven boys having their lunch on this island. John has now set about the task of identifying the individuals in the photo.
"This is an amazing photograph as it offers a glimpse of a life which no longer exists," said John whose wife Maureen is herself a descendent of the O Chearna family of the Blaskets. "We will be welcoming Dr Mícheal Ó Chearna from Springfield later this month and we hope that he will be able to us in identifying a number of the individuals featured."
In the meantime, the photograph is on display in Lord Bakers and John has invited anyone who can help in identifying people in the photograph, or indeed anyone with an interest in the life of the islands, to call in and have a look.