Peter Callery is a native of Roscommon. His father was a solicitor and farmer who died at an early age, leaving a family of four. Peter attended Blackrock boarding school, and went on to qualify as a solicitor. He married in 1962, and began to practice in Dingle, in a practice once owned by Murty Burke. This interview focuses on Peter’s ownership of the Great Blasket, and his disputes with the Office of Public Works. He speaks passionately about the preservation of this heritage site.
Keywords: Great Blasket, Blasket Mór, Dingle, solicitor, landowner, Blasket islands, emigration,