Líon alt a bhfuil an ghné seo luaite iontu: 5
She is wont to illustrate her talks with tales, long and short, which come in naturally along the flow of conversation, and lighten up all our discourse of the present with the wit and wisdom and folly and vivid incident of the past’ (The Western Island or the Great Blasket, 1944). Máire Ní Chinnéide [B2] agus Léan Ní Chonalláin, cuairteoirí san oileán, a d’áitigh uirthi Peig (1936), scéal a beatha, a scríobh ··· Ach is fánach, dar liom, a casfaí feallsamh mar Pheig Sayers ort, fiú sa Ghaeltacht féin.’ Agus tá an cur síos seo ag Flower uirthi in The Western Island : ‘As Peig was telling this tale I watched her, in admiration of her fine, clean-cut face, with the dark expressive eyes that change with the changing humours of her talk, all framed in her shawl that kept falling back from her head as she moved her arms in sweeping gestures, only to be caught and replaced above her brow with a twitch of the hand.’ In Béaloideas 72, 2004 (‘The scholar and the storyteller: Heinrich Wagner’s collections from Peig Sayers’) tá cur síos ag Bo Almqvist ar an tréimhse a chaith an scoláire i nDún Chaoin in 1946
Ní mór clasaiceach Robin Flower[B3], The western island (1944), a chur san áireamh freisin
Dhéanadh sí banaltracht agus ba í a chóirigh coirp Eibhlín Nic Niocaill [B3] agus Dhónaill Uí Chriomhthain nuair a bádh iad 13 Lúnasa 1909. Seo é an cur síos a rinne Flower ar Sheán Eoghain Ó Duinnshléibhe in The Western Island, 1944: ‘This is the house of Seán Eoghain, one of the Dunlevys, a magnificient figure of an old man like one of the heroes of Irish story
Toradh ar na cuairteanna sin is ea The Western Island (1944) agus Seanchas ón Oileán Tiar. D’aistrigh sé dírbheathaisnéis Uí Chriomhthain faoin teideal The islandman (1934) agus tá an teideal The Great Blasket ar chnuasach dá dhánta a foilsíodh in 1924
‘On these wanderings he acquired an immense store of knowledge, tales and poems and sayings, all that vast flood of popular tradition which remained while Irish was still a living power ...’, a dúirt Robin Flower[B3] faoi in The Western Island, 1944