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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

  10. 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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