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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Scattery Island

    Kilrush, Clare

    Scattery Island, off the Coast of County Clare, has had a long and turbulent history since St Senan founded his austere monastery here in the 6th century. Read more

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  5. 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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  6. Eagle Island (Oileán san Tuaidh)

    Belmullet, Mayo

    Eagle Island is a small island lying off the Mullet Peninsual on the north west coast of Mayo. The island is uninhabited and is best known for its two lighthouses. There is no ferry access to the island. Read more

  7. Valentia Island

    Valentia Island, Kerry

    Traces of 350 million year old wildlife are found on Valentia Island, one of the largest islands off the South West coast of Kerry. Nowadays a plethora of living flora and fauna make this beautiful Island their home. Read more

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  8. Aran Islands - Inishmaan - Inis Árainn

    Inishmore - Árainn, Galway

    Inis Mór is the largest and most developed of the Aran Islands that lie scattered off the Galway coast. It combines a vibrant history with excellent facilities and lively night life. Read more

  9. Inishfree Island - Inis Fraoigh

    Inishfree -Inis Fraoigh, Donegal

    Inishfree (or Inis Fraoigh)is a unique Island of only 640 acres of sandy beaches and breathtaking scenery. There is an air of peaceful tranquillity on this tiny Island that has attracted people to its shores for generations. Read more

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  10. Inishbofin Island -Galway

    Inishbofin, Galway

    For over 6000 years Inishbofin Island, 11km of the Galway coast, has been favoured by fishermen, farmers, exiled monks and fugitive pirates; and more recently is home to some of the best traditional Irish music and craic you are likely to find. Read more

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