The last of her kind | Peig Sayers II

In 1892 Peig Sayers married & moved from Dunquin in West Kerry to the Great Blasket Island. Her life provides us with fascinating insights into what marriage was like in the late 19th century (a combination of a first date and moving in with your in laws!).

Peig's later life also details how events like the 1916 Rising, the Great War and the War of Independence played out on this remote island. The podcast concludes with the story of how and why the Great Blasket was abandoned in the mid 20th century...

Thanks to Niamh Ní Riain of the NLI, Ciaraíoch & Sean Sheehy for their narrations.

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