Seventy years ago, a young man known as Seánín died on the Great Blasket, a remote island at the tip of the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. He was one of the few remaining strong, youthful men in an island community that had once been strong and vibrant and famous for its oral, storytellingContinue reading “Hear how a young man’s death broke the heart of an Irish island community, on the Great Blasket 70 years ago”
The attack came on a Wednesday. By the time we went to stone on Saturday night I had compiled this detailed, harrowing account of death and horror in New York, thankful with every breath that I hadn’t been up in those towers. From The Independent on Sunday, September 2001.