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The Loneliest Boy in the World: The Last Child of the Great Blasket Island

by Gearóid Cheaist Ó Catháin

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The Loneliest Boy in the World - he has only seagulls as playmates. Gearid Cheaist b5s Cathin had a unique childhood, he was the last child brought up on the Blasket Islands of Ireland's southwest coast. The nearest in age was his uncle who was thirty years older. In this affectionate memoir, Gearid recalls growing up on the island without a doctor, priest, school, church or electricity. Despite public perception of this small, vulnerable fishing community, he remembers a wonderful childhood, cherished by parents and neighbors. His memories are entwined with the beliefs and customs handed down through the generations and are an insight into life on the Blaskets. He speaks with authority of the difficulties and challenges facing the final generation on the island. The Blaskets, with their deserted, crumbling cottages, will live on, in part due to the invaluable memories of the last child of the Great Blasket Island.… (more)

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