November 17, 2011

At its peak, the Blasket Islands in western Ireland had only about 170 human inhabitants. When the government evacuated the last of them in 1953, there were only 22 people to relocate.

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Pictured: Photograph of Tearaght Island, one of the Blaskets, by Snalwibma, published on Wikimedia Commons under the GNU Free Documentation License

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