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  1. Achill Island -Acaill

    Achill Island -Acaill, Mayo

    Windswept hills of blanket bog slope down to towering cliffs and pristine sandy shores. Achill Island, or Oilean Acaill, is Ireland largest offshore Island and can be reached by car from Mayo's Corraun Peninsula. Read more

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  2. Garinish Island

    Glengarriff, Cork

    Located in the sheltered harbour of Glengarriff in Bantry Bay West Cork, Garinish is a small island of 15 hectares known to horticulturists and lovers of trees and shrubs the world over as an island garden of rare beauty. Read more

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  3. Turbet Island

    Belturbet, Cavan

    Turbet Island motte and bailey is scenically situatated on the River Erne in Belturbet, County Cavan. The site has walking trails and information panels for visitors. Read more

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  4. Dursey Island

    Dursey Island, Cork

    Dursey Island is the most westerly of West Cork’s inhabited islands. It lies across a narrow sound that one crosses by boarding the only cable car in Ireland. Read more

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  5. Inishturk Island

    Inishturk Island, Mayo

    Inishturk Island rises boldly from the wild North Atlantic, off the County Mayo Coast, in wall like cliffs to the north west and steep hills to the north on which stands the ruins of the old signal tower 220m above sea level. Read more

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  6. Whiddy Island

    Whiddy Island, Cork

    The wildlife haven of Whiddy Island lies in beautiful Bantry Bay, just a short ferry crossing from Bantry Town making it a perfect spot for day trip. Read more

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  7. Bere Island

    Bere Island, Cork

    A warm West Cork welcome awaits visitors to Bere Island. Lying at the entrance to the magnificent Bantry Bay and guarding the deep water harbour of Berehaven, in West Cork, this Island is renowned for its rich natural and cultural heritage. Read more

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  8. The Aran Islands

    Aran Islands, Galway

    Set out in Galway Bay, the three rocky limestone outcrops that make up the Aran Islands, are a bastion of traditional language, culture and music, unique in their geology and archaeology and unrivalled in their potent sense of history. Read more

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  9. Spike Island

    Cobh, Cork

    Spike Island, nestled in Cork's natural harbour, off Cobh, has a dark and fascinating past. Uncover the stories of her inhabitants from Monks to Military and convicts to idolised rebels. Access to the island by boat. Open May-Sept. Read more

  10. Cape Clear Island - Oileán Chléire

    Cape Clear Island, Cork

    The Gaeltacht island of Chléire, or Cape Clear, is Ireland’s southernmost island and is a paradise of solitude and inspiration. West of the Island stands the iconic Fastnet rock and to the northwest stretches the Mizen Head. Read more

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