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Galway Islands Area
Place count in area: 144, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 51, 51A, 52, MSW 
Highest place:
Inishark, 96.6m

Places in area Galway Islands:
Ardnacross island 4mThe Boy 65mMiddlequarter (Inishbofin) (2) 89mCrappagh 16mCrow Island 9mIllaunfadda 5mIllaunard 10mIllaungorm South 5mIllaungorm North 5mEragh Island South 6mllauneeragh West 15mIllauneeragh (1) 21mBig Island 7mIllaunmore (2) 14mNorth island 9mArdillaun (1) 5mBirbeg Island 6mBirmore Island 13mBoolard Island 23mBraadillaun 12mBrannock Island 14mCalf Islands 5mEagle Rock 5mKinnelly Islands 3mClynagh Island 15mCroaghnakeela 2mCroghnut Island 30mCruagh Island 63mCrump Island 25mDinish 19mDavillaun 5mDeer island 5mDog Island (1) 5mDonee 5mDoolick 2mDoonguddle 5mDoonmane 5mDoonawaul 12mDunmanus Island 5mAnnaghvaan 15mEeshal Island 12mFerroon Rocks 9mFiddaun Islands 9mFurnace 27mFreaghillaun 12mFreaghillaun Beg 15mFreaghillaun North 8mFreaghillaun South 27mFriar Island 5mGreen Island 1mGlassillaun 13mGolam island 25mGooreen (Omey Island) 26mGooreen Island 6mHare Island (1) 10mHigh Island (1) 5mHog Island (1) 15mIllaunmore (1) 12mIllaunnamweelin 5mIllaunnanima 12mInchaghaun 8mInishbarra 37mInishbigger 6mInishkeeragh (2) 10mInishdawros 3mInishdugga 12mInisherk 27mInishlacken 13mInishlay 6mInishlusk 5mInchamakinna 15mInishnee 45mInishtroghenmore 5mInishtravin 14mInistreh 5mInisbroon 23mInishark 96.6mInishbearna 47mInishcorra 5mInisheer 57mInisheltia 12mInishgort (2) 22mInishlyon 43mInishmaan 79mInishskinnybeg 12mInishskinnymore 16mInishturk (2) 37mIsland Eddy 8mRedflag Island 5mLettermullan Island 45mFish Rock 5mMallgarve 5mMulroney's Island 5mMutton Island (1) 6mBeaghy Islands 5mWherroon Island 5mIllaunroe (1) 15mAvery Island 4mIllaunnanownim 14mColt Island (2) 5mIllauncasheen 15mOghly Island 5mIllaunaknock 5mDog Island (2) 5mPuck Island 9mChapel Island (2) 7mFox Island (1) 5mIllaunacroghnut 5mIllaundoon 3mFinish island 8mOileán Gharmna 53mIllaunamid 5mDuck island 7mDuck Island (2) 10mMason Island 14mIllaunmaan 10mSt. Macdara's Island 27mMweenish Island 23mInishmuskerry 6mCow Island 5mIllaunnakirka 6mGreeve Island 5mIllaunacroagh Beg 3mIllaunacroagh More 20mHorse Island (3) 4mIllaunnagappul 8mIllaunaleama 12mIllaunamrogue 3mIllaunamenara 8mStrawbeach Island 5mIllaungurraig 5mIllaunrossalough 5mIllaunurra 9mOx Island 5mRabbit Island (1) 5mRock Island 10mRoeillaun (3) 13mRoeillaun (2) 5mRossroe Island 15mSkerdbeg 5mSkerdmore 5mStraw Island 10mTawin Island 6mTurbot Island 13m

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Inishark Island Inis Airc A name in Irish
also Inishshark an extra name in English
Ir. Inis Airc [logainm.ie], 'island of [obscure element]' Galway County in Connacht Province, in Local/Historical/Cultural, Irish Islands Lists, Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 96.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L48633 64948
Place visited by 14 members. Recently by: tphase, DavidWalsh, Onzy, markmjcampion, wicklore, simon3, osullivanm, sandman, Bernieor, madfrankie, mcrtchly, jackill, Peter Walker, kernowclimber
Island visited by 15 members.
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Longitude: -10.287937, Latitude: 53.612642 , Easting: 48633, Northing: 264949
ITM: 448616 764968,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Inshrk, 10 char: Inishark
Bedrock type: Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds, (Ballynakill Schist Formation)


Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/island/1382/
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An Abandoned Island .. by group   (Show all for Inishark)
 
Death of an Island? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inishark)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Inishark in area Galway Islands, Ireland
Picture: The abandoned village
 
Island of melancholic beauty
by kernowclimber  28 Jul 2014
Inishark, occupied for thousands of years, has numerous prehistoric monuments, including burial grounds and hut sites. However, its exposure to vicious Atlantic storms meaning no one could land on the island for weeks on end, combined with numerous tragic drownings, convinced the Irish government to finally evacuate the island’s remaining residents, rather than attempt to build a costly new pier. The very lifeblood of the population having been drained by decades of migration, the last two dozen inhabitants of this isolated fishing and farming community closed the doors of their respective homeplaces forever in October 1960 and, with all of their worldly possessions and livestock, departed in a flotilla of boats and curraghs for the mainland. A rich folklore was consigned to history with the migration of the inhabitants. One such custom was the crowning of a king, whose duties included translating the British landlord’s English into Gaelic for the islanders, deciding when and what to fish for and dividing the valuable seaweed harvest among the islanders for crop fertilisation. The Irish language film, Inis Airc, Bás Oileáin (Inishark, Death of an Island), (2006), tells the islanders’ story of the evacuation.

Above the old harbour, where it is often dangerous to disembark due to submerged rocks, is the deserted village, slowly being consumed by the elements. It is evocative to wander amid the nettle choked ruins of these old homesteads which once rang with the sound of human voices, where now only the lowly sighing of the wind whistling through the exposed rafters can be heard. St. Leo’s Church, open to the sky and named for the island’s patron saint, Leo of Inis Airc who lived here some time between the sixth and eighth centuries, cuts a somewhat forlorn presence at the heart of the old village. Right above the Atlantic Ocean, the old boreens covered in weeds and lined by broken down field hedges behind which lie ghostly ridges of lazy beds once verdant with the foliage of life-giving potatoes, lend a melancholy beauty to this wild island.

Inishark is home to Gannets, Guillemots, Arctic terns, Red-billed oystercatchers and Fulmars, nesting in great profusion on the island’s magnificent palisades and where the Atlantic has bitten the cliffs into sharp, narrow coves. The screaming of nesting herring gulls is incessant. In May of 2014, at least two Corncrakes were recorded on the island, confined mainly to the nettle patches around the abandoned cottages due to the presence of sheep, which graze unfettered across the entire island and have eaten the vegetation right down to the ground. The noisy chit chat of Wheatears is ubiquitous and you may get buzzed by Great Skuas, whose numbers appear to be on the increase.

From the summit trig point, feast your eyes on 360 degree eye candy, including Achill Island and Inishbofin, Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea, the Twelve Bens and the endless deep blue expanse of the restless Atlantic. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1382/comment/17535/
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The beauty of the Inishark cliffs .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inishark)
 
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