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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Tory Island - Toraigh

    Tory Island - Toraigh, Donegal

    Lying 12km off north Donegal, Tory Island or Toraigh, the most remote of Ireland’s inhabited islands, is a timeless place ruled by its own elected king where people still talk of 'travelling to Ireland'. Read more

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  5. 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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  6. 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

  7. 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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  8. Arranmore Island (Arainn Mor)

    Arranmore -Árainn Mhór, Donegal

    Probably the most accessible of all the Gaeltacht Islands, Arainn Mor has a resident population of approximately 600. Read more

  9. 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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  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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