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Photograph of Pádraig Ó Catháin walking up a hillside behind the village above the Trá Bán, the Great Blasket Island Public Deposited

Photograph of Pádraig Ó Catháin walking up a hillside behind the village above the Trá Bán, the Great Blasket Island

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  • IE TCD MS 11332/47
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Date Created
  • approximately 1900
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Abstract
  • Pádraig Ó Catháin, Rí an Óileáin (the king of the island), walks up a hillside behind the village set above the Trá Bán (White Strand) on the Great Blasket Island off the coast of Kerry. The last inhabitants left the island in 1953. Synge developed the Blasket photographs with his nephew Edward Stephens at the family home in Crosthwaite Park, Dun Laoghaire (see My Uncle John: Edward Stephens’s Life of J. M. Synge, ed by Andrew Carpenter (OUP 1974) p175). Synge stayed in one of the highest of the cottages, the home of Pádraig Ó Catháin (known as the ‘King’), 13-27 August 1905 (see Muiris Mac Conghail, The Blaskets: people and literature, a Kerry island library, p120). Description based on information found in My wallet of photographs: the collected photographs of J. M. Synge, arranged and introduced by Lilo Stephens (Dublin: Dolmen Editions, 1971).Date: approximately 1898-early 1900s.
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  • Papers of John Millington Synge
Series title
  • Papers of John Millington Synge: photographs
Provenance
  • Donated to the Library of Trinity College Dublin by the Synge family.
  • Synge family, Donor
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  • Irish
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  • MS11332_47
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  • 0086288

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