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A cluster of rocky islets off Dunmore Head at the tip of the Dingle peninsula, 12 miles W of Dingle. Before the recent depopulation, the Irish-speaking islanders were much studied by folklorists.

See Robin Flower, Western Island (1944). Three highly regarded Irish-language memoirs were written by islanders:Tomás O'Crohan, The Islandman (1929);Maurice O'sullivan, Twenty Years A-Growing (1933); andPeig Sayers, Peig (1936, 1973).

Subjects: Literature.

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