Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great

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10 thoughts on “Peig: The Autobiography of Peig Sayers of the Great Blasket Island

  1. Diarmuid Fahy Diarmuid Fahy says:

    The original Irish misery memoir, forever drilled into my memory This book has scarred generations of Irish people, not just with its unrelenting miserable storyline, but with turgid prose and unbelievably boring events It begins when, suddenly, nothing happened It then continued to not happen for the rest of the book, broken occasionally with the odd death.I would also add that Peig h


  2. Caoimhe Goggins Caoimhe Goggins says:

    Enforced reading for anyone learning Irish in school Two years worth of unintelligible text used as a method of torture by way of total boredom It s typical that the only action in the most well known autobiography in Ireland is when the subject once falls into a ditch To be approached with extreme caution.


  3. Tricia Tricia says:

    I read this for my leaving cert in school But I should saythan likely I studied the notes the teacher gave us I bought it in English a couple of years ago and read it properly A very enjoyable read and a real eye opener as to how difficult life was in Peig Sayers time Would definitely recommend it.


  4. Bel Murphy Bel Murphy says:

    I, too, read this as a set text in Irish when at school Fortunately, we had a gifted teacher who brought the text to life for us and gave us a fascinating insight into the trials, tribulations and joys of rural life in Ireland at that time A visit later in life to the Dingle peninsula including a spell with an Irish speaking family brought back memories of this book.


  5. Daniel Ennis Daniel Ennis says:

    This is a profoundly important book I loved it when I studied for the Leaving Cert in 1967 and I still love it It really needs to be read in Irish, using this translation for reference if you need it, and then the distant voice of your Irish identity will come to you from nearly 150 years ago It is so poignant and emotionally touching to go back to 1877 and read of a little four year old g


  6. Mary Byrne Hoffmann Mary Byrne Hoffmann says:

    If you want to be transported to a tiny island in the middle of the Irish Sea where there is no priest, no teacher, no doctor just 150 subsistence farmers and herders, a king, and a couple of incredible storytellers, this is the book for you In language that will make you weep for its sheer beauty and inventiveness, Peig paints a stunning picture of a life of great tragedy and triumphant hu


  7. Rory Rory says:

    The most boring book ever written.


  8. Mary Mary says:

    This book was recommended to me by a tour guide on our tour of the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland It is the autobiography of a woman who used to live on the Dingle Peninsula before her marriage and then married a fisherman and moved to the The Great Blasket Island visible from the tip of the Dingle Peninsula This book describes a very difficult life both on Dingle and on the Blasket Island but the


  9. Myrna Howes Myrna Howes says:

    We visited this area recently, and I decided to read a few books by the Great Blasket Islanders Tough and tender, joy and immeasurable heartbreak, simple yet profound Peig and her people will stay with me


  10. Charlotte Charlotte says:

    Although I understand this is a text used in Ireland to teach Irish, I found it fairly enjoyable Don t expect a modern expose style autobiography it sa set of short stories about Sayers life and her neighbors lives The title is also a little misleading she doesn t actually get to the Blasket Island until halfway through the book.The beginning is a little slow going, but the pace really picks up


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