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Tomás (Thomas O’Crohan) Ó Criomhthain 1856-1937

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Born on the Blasket Islands. He was a fisherman who lived all his life on the island. Encouraged by Brian Ó Ceallaigh he wrote about his life and experiences in Allagar na hInise. This was followed by An tOileánach (The Islandman) which quickly became a classic of Irish literature. He is buried in Dun Chaoin.

Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book