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  1. The Blasket Islands - Na Blascaodaí

    The Blasket Islands -Na Blascaodaí, Kerry

    Some 6 km beyond the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, large humps of sandstone with awesome cliffs rise from the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by smaller rocks and reefs, these are the Blasket Islands, or Na Blascaodaí. Read more

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

  8. 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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  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. 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

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