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Returning Islanders

In this painting, the islanders, having been landed by currach on the shore of their island, gather their belongings and begin to make their way across the rocks, to the white cottages in the distance. In the foreground a roofless cottage presages the fate of many of these islands, where the population gradually dwindled, until in the 1960´s and 70´s, the remaining inhabitants were resettled on th…