A dense and often depressing delve into Ireland’s island life

A dense and often depressing delve into Ireland’s island life
The last 23 residents of Inishark Island (sometimes called Shark Island), off the coast of Co Galway, are pictured evacuating the Island in 1960 Getty

At the end of a book that is often dominated by human suffering, Diarmaid Ferriter’s postscript ends on a surprisingly upbeat note

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