Oileáin Árann

'I know that the map has been "read" to old men by their sons and grandsons, and I am always relieved to hear that one or other of the fishermen has confirmed my naming of the rocks and inlets he has known all his life. Finally, I know that many copies have been sent off to "the exiles" in Britain, Australia and the USA, and this makes me both proud and sad'

        Tim Robinson, Islands and Images, Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara and Other Writings