The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí in Irish) are a group of islands on the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route off the west coast of Kerry. They were inhabited until 1953 by a completely Irish-speaking population. The inhabitants were evacuated to the mainland on 17 November 1953. Many of the descendants currently live in the US and some former residents still live on the Dingle peninsula, within sight of their former home.
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