Thomás OCrohan wrote The Islandman, around 1929, as a reflection and example of life in and off of the Blasket Islands. The Great Blasket Island sits about 3 miles off the south coast of County Kerry a hostage to all of natures elements.
Tomáss book was one of the first voices from Southwestern Ireland presenting a first hand view of a somewhat closed cultural life.Ms. Lucchitti presents an interesting and informed look at Tomás the author vice Tomás the authentic writer in the true unspoiled Irish language. She feels there is more than meets the eye or ear than just an author revealing tales and stories from a fast disappearing way of life.