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|Image ref no||2045/068|
|Caption||Old stone house on Great Blasket Island (1971)|
An exterior view of an old stone house on the Great Blasket Island, in October 1971. The words 'Keep Out' are painted on the wooden door of the house and a horseshoe is nailed to this door. The Great Blasket is the largest of a group of islands situated off the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry and is the most westerly point in Europe. It had been occupied since pre-historic times, but was eventually vacated in 1953 as a result of population decline.
This still was one of several taken for use in 'An Bás Beo', a programme in the RTÉ Television series 'Facets Irish', which examined the literary heritage associated with different parts of Ireland. 'An Bás Beo' concentrated on the literature of the Blasket Islands. It was first broadcast on 4 April 1972; an RTÉ Guide preview was published on 31 March 1972.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
01/Oct/1971 - 31/Oct/1971
(01/Oct/1971 - 31/Oct/1971)