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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Clare Island

    Clare Island, Mayo

    Clare Island was once home to the famous pirate Queen Grace O'Malley and is the largest and highest of Clew Bay's many islands, with dramatic coastal cliffs and spectacular views of one of Ireland's best known peaks, Croagh Patrick. Read more

  4. 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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  5. Holy Island

    Scarriff, Clare

    Holy Island, in Lough Derg in County Clare, is one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland. Its many attractions include a well preserved Round Tower, the ruins of six churches and a bargaining stone where marriage vows are still renewed. Read more

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  6. The Skellig Islands - Na Scealga

    The Skellig Islands -Na Scealga, Kerry

    Off the Kerry coast out of the Atlantic Ocean jut three sandstone rocks. These spectacularly awesome Skellig Islands are world renowned for their ornithological and archaeological significance, acknowledged by their World Heritage status. Read more

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  7. Aran Islands - Inishmaan - Inis Meáin

    Inishmaan -Inis Meáin, Galway

    Usually the quietest and least visited of the Aran Islands, Inishmaan is truly an escape from the modern world, a place where beauty, tradition and culture combine in a rugged windswept landscape. Read more

  8. 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

  9. Inch Island -Donegal

    Inch Island, Donegal

    Inch Island is a small island connected to the mainland, in Lough Swilly County Donegal. It is home to an important population of migratory birds and wintering waterfowl. Read more

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  10. 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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