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    60th Anniversary of Evacuation of the Great Blasket

    60th Anniversary of Evacuation of the Great Blasket

    Sixty years ago, the Great Blasket Island was evacuated. Twenty years ago, the Blasket Island Centre was established and its director, Micheal de Mordha joined Myles to talk about the evacuation of the island 60 years ago this month. Among the items he discussed was a letter sent to Eamonn de Valera in 1947 signed by "The Islanders".  The letter appears below.  Source: Director, National Archives Transcript of above letter: ``We are sending you these few lines because we want you to let us know what you are going to do for us. Please let us know immediately, for winter ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1110/484830-the-history-show-sunday-10-november-2013/?clipid=1350292
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    Coming up on next week's programme.....

    November Book Club: All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel by Erich Maria Remarque who was a German veteran of World War I.  The book describes life in the trenches from the German soldier’s perspective and the detachment from civilian life felt by many of these soldiers upon returning home from the front.   We’ll also be marking the 60th anniversary of the evacuation of the Great Blasket. Email:   history@rte.ie 

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1103/484067-the-history-show-sunday-3-november-2013/?clipid=1346253

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