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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) 21mIllaunmore (2) 14mBig Island 7mNorth 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 (2) 10mDuck island 7mMason 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)


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An Abandoned Island .. by group   (Show all for Inishark)
 
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Picture: The people left but the island lives on
 
Death of an Island?
by wicklore  9 Jul 2014
In October 1960 David Scott witnessed the last islanders leaving Inishark. The following draws from his essay ‘Death of Inishark’, printed in the Daily Mirror in October 1960.
Shark Island lies seven miles off the Connemara coast. Since men first began to toil, hardy folk have tortured a living out of Shark’s thousand acres of rocky pasture and the sea around it. The farming and fishing community used to be counted in hundreds, but in October 1960 the last twenty-three survivors moved out of Shark like a garrison surrendering after a life time’s siege. The Atlantic beat them and hammered them into submission, cutting them off from the outside world for weeks and months on end. Too often and too easily their tiny landing bay was whipped into a perilous cauldron by even the weakest winds. And over the years, as family after family emigrated, the situation those who stayed grew more desperate.
In 1958 a Shark man died from appendicitis because no word of his plight could be got out for five days. That death sealed Shark’s fate. In October 1960 four boats arrived on the last mercy mission to Shark. The fleet was commanded by young Father Flannery, the island’s priest. Men, women and children staggered along the stony 500 yards between their cottages and the landing stage with their burdens…. a huge, home-made wardrobe lashed to the shoulders of fifty-three-years-old Michael Cloonan. A dark brown cat in an old blackened cooking pot, with the lid half tied down… Eleven-months-old baby Anne Lacey in the arms of her mother… Anne Murray’s geraniums, hens in baskets, geese in sacks, straw brooms and string-tied suitcases, iron bedsteads and baths. Thirteen cows, twelve dogs, ten donkeys. eight more cats, scores of hens, a hundred sheep, a stack of hay -and a tear in the eye of Thomas Lacey, the elder. They all came down to the water’s edge of Shark for the last time.

“Why should I not be happy to be going?” said Thomas, 73.“I’ll not be grieving for it. I’ve wanted to leave for years. This island has had its share of my life. His voice trembled and his eyes glistened. “It gave me only poverty and it took two of my sons,” he said. “Look yonder at that strip of cheating water between the islands. That is where my sons drowned eleven years ago…”

During November and December 1959 there were only six days when it was possible to leave or land on Shark. There was no tea, sugar and paraffin for six weeks. Nights were long when you had only the light of the peat fire to see by. Christmas came and went like that. It was too much. Those leaving the island watched the twelve inhabitable but untenable houses of Shark fade out of life. “That island is finished”, said Thomas Joseph, turning his back on it and pulling noisily on his pipe. A new life awaited the island folk on the mainland. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1382/comment/17543/
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Island of melancholic beauty .. by kernowclimber   (Show all for Inishark)
 
The beauty of the Inishark cliffs .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inishark)
 
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