Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of
Great Blasket Island, Ireland


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Great Blasket view
Dun Chaoin harbor view
Sleah Head view


Tradition and Modernity on Great Blasket Island

view of Great Blasket Island from Dunquin


2020 Global Irish Diaspora Congress link
The Global Irish Diaspora Congress is a series that examines the histories, cultures, heritages and identities of Irish communities beyond Ireland's shores. Following the remarkable success of the first Global Irish Diaspora Congress, held at University College Dublin in 2017, the second Congress was planned for 2020 at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, but had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. Congress organizers are currently working on a virtual conference in 2022, followed by another Congress in a following year in Durban. Please consider attending and participating!

At the 2017 Congress, I presented a talk on "Next Parish America: Tradition and Modernity on Great Blasket Island" (see illustrations). I also serve on the Congress' international advisory committee.


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