Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí in Irish) are an uninhabited group of islands off the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Kerry. Abandoned in 1954 due to population decline, the islands are today best known from the story telling of Muiris Ó Súilleabháin and Peig Sayers, and former Taoiseach Charles Haughey's purchase of Inishvickillane in the 1980s.