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An island paradise – even if it left me quite windswept

John Daly

You wonder what Peig Sayers would make of it all. The woman whose Great Blasket memoir brought shock waves of stress to generations of Leaving Cert students must be looking down with interest upon the latest inhabitants of her ancestral home.

Any day now, Niamh Kelleher and Jack Cakehead will take up temporary residence as caretakers of this atoll five kilometres off the Kerry coast.

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