Home of An t-Oileáneach expected to open to visitors this summer

Ó chlé, Seán Ó Criomhthain, a bhean chéile Eilbhís Ní Shuilleabháin, Tomás Ó Criomhthain agus Muiris Ó Suilleabháin. Pictiúr le ceadúnas ó Ionad an Bhlascaoid
The Blasket Island home of An t-Oileáneach is expected to open to visitors this summer.
Work is underway on the family home of Tomás Ó Criomhthain, the Blasket Islander who coined the phrase, ‘ní bheidh ár léithéidí ann arís’.
Favourable weather has seen progress with the restoration on An Bhlascaóid Mór – it is hoped the island way of life will be displayed within the home when it opens.
Tomás Ó Criomhthain wrote two books, Allagar na h-Inise and An t-Oileánach, which earned him literary acclaim around the world.