The place where 'Charlie' is still revered and loved
Letters and papers from former Taoiseach Haughey on permanent loan to Blasket Island, says Majella O'Sullivan
DIGNITARIES and politicians were thin on the ground but the handing over of Charles J Haughey's Inishvickillane papers to the State was a day for the "ordinary" people of west Kerry.
The former Taoiseach's enduring popularity in the area was reflected by the turnout at the Blasket Island Visitor Centre in Dunquin; local people who consider themselves "friends" of the Haughey family.
Far from the political pariah that he's regarded as by some, in Kerry, and particularly the Dingle Peninsula, Haughey remains a much beloved figure.