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A Blasket Island descendant is calling on the Government to intervene before bad weather claims historical structures on the island.

Carney ancestral home on Great Blasket

Michael P Carney, a police detective in Springfield, Massachusetts in the United States, is the son of the late Blasket Island advocate Dr Mícheál Ó Céarna.

Dr Céarna was one of the last people born on An Bhlascaoid Mhór and dedicated his life to the preservation of its heritage, receiving an honorary doctorate from Maynooth.

The Carney home on An Bhlascaoid Mór partially collapsed recently, following successive Atlantic storms.

Michael is calling for action before the family homes are lost forever:

 

The OPW confirmed they haVE sealed-off the structure and carried-out initial safety works.

They outlined further repair work will take place shortly – Michael is hoping the work will be carried out over the summer months: