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    1. Case Study: Migration from The Blasket Islands, Ireland A2 Geography

    2. The impact of migration has consequences on the area of origin and the area of destination

    13. Origins of the community

    14. Charles Smith wrote in 1756

    15. Settlement

    17. The first written reference to the Blasket islands

    22. Villages and Houses

    26. Tig na Gabha (island cottages)

    28. The Blaskets during the Famine Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland? Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland?

    29. The Blaskets during the Famine Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland? Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland?

    30. The Blaskets during the Famine Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland? Why would people in the island be better suited to surviving famine than others on the mainland?

    34. Deserting the island

    35. Deserting the island

    36. Deserting the island . . Or not?

    37. Ferry and Cruise Services Blasket Island Boatmen Ltd. The most Westerly Island in Europe, no similar sized community in any part of the world has produced such a wealth of great literature. Abandoned in 1953 after 1000's of years of inhabitation, life has stood still, no phone no television, no cars, only the sound of the sea and the gulls, unspoilt beaches, extraordinary bird life and a uniquely peaceful atmosphere. We recommend that you come early, visit the houses of the famous writers, swim on the magnificent white strand or walk back the four miles to the west of the island.

    38. Return and Regrowth