DINGLE PENINSULA: These striking rocks mark the boat landing where people can set off for the Blasket Islands (visible in the distance), now abandoned, but once occupied by a hardy group of folks who produced a striking number of fine books memorialized in the spectacular Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, where we viewed a film of the history of the islands. Because most of the audience was made up of an Irish-speaking local high school group, we had to wear headphones to hear an English translation. Much of the Dingle Peninsula is Gaeltacht, an area where Gaelic is promoted and sustained. We heard it used on the streets in Dingle, even by young people, quite casually.