for the launch of An Island Community: The Ebb and Flow of the Great Blasket Island by Mícheál de Mórdha and translated by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. The launch will take place on Friday December 11th, in The Dingle Distillery, Dingle, Co. Kerry at 7.30pm.
The book will be launched with Mary Ferriter of The Dingle Distillery, Dr Declan Downey of University College Dublin, Máire Ní Shúilleabháin Uí Chíobháin, daughter of Fiche Blian ag Fás author, Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, and Minister for Diaspora Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan T.D.. Local musicians and singers will also be in attendance - a great night for three days!
'The author's splendidly researched historical and cultural exposition of the Great Blasket combined with the smoothly sensitive translation, evokes the distinctive character of another world in a lucid, stimulating and delightful presentation.'—Dr. Declan M. Downey, Spanish Royal Academy of History & University College Dublin