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Galway Islands Area
Feature count in area: 144, all in Galway, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 51, 51A, 52, EW-CON
Highest Place: Inishark 96.6m

Starting Places (62) in area Galway Islands:
Angler's Return, Aughrusbeg Lough, Ballyconneely, Ballyvelaghan Lough, Brandy Harbour, Bridge St Clifden, Bundouglas Bay, Bunnageeha, Cashel Church, Cleggan House, Cloonsie Quay, Cnoc Mordáin, Connemara National Park Visitor Centre, Coorhoor Lough North, Dogs Bay Beach, Eragh Island South, Foher, Furnace, Fuschia Lane, Glenmore, Gort Mór, Gortdrummagh West, Inchamakinna, Inishark, Inishlay, Inishnee Bridge, Kilkieran South West, Lettercallow School Road, Letterfrack Lodge, Lettergesh Beach, unuseableLettermullen Pier, Lettershinna Hill, Loch Chamais, Loch Con Aortha N, Loch Con Aortha S, Lough Anivan Bend, Lough Nafiddaun South, Lough Natawny, Lough Tanny, Mace Head, Muck Lough NW, Mweenish Cemetary, Nacreeva Lough, Omey Strand, Owen na Baunoge River, Owengar Bridge, Ros an Mhíl, Ross Beach, Ross Point, Ross Quay, Roundstone, Sean Scoil an Talaimh Bháin, Silver Strand Road, Skeaghatimull, Sky Road, Tawnrawer Cartron, The Big Ring, Tievegarriff, Toombeola Bridge, Water Reservoir, Water Tank, Water Tank Carna

Summits & other features in area Galway Islands:
Ardnacross island 4m, The Boy 65m, Middlequarter (Inishbofin) (2) 89m, Crappagh 16m, Crow Island 9m, Illaunfadda 5m, Illaunard 10m, Illaungorm South 5m, Illaungorm North 5m, Eragh Island South 6m, llauneeragh West 15m, Illauneeragh (1) 21m, Big Island 7m, Illaunmore (2) 14m, North island 9m, Ardillaun (1) 5m, Birbeg Island 6m, Birmore Island 13m, Boolard Island 23m, Braadillaun 12m, Brannock Island 14m, Calf Islands 5m, Eagle Rock 5m, Kinnelly Islands 3m, Clynagh Island 15m, Croaghnakeela 2m, Croghnut Island 30m, Cruagh Island 63m, Crump Island 25m, Dinish 19m, Davillaun 5m, Deer island 5m, Dog Island (1) 5m, Donee 5m, Doolick 2m, Doonguddle 5m, Doonmane 5m, Doonawaul 12m, Dunmanus Island 5m, Annaghvaan 15m, Eeshal Island 12m, Ferroon Rocks 9m, Fiddaun Islands 9m, Furnace 27m, Freaghillaun 12m, Freaghillaun Beg 15m, Freaghillaun North 8m, Freaghillaun South 27m, Friar Island 5m, Green Island 1m, Glassillaun 13m, Golam island 25m, Gooreen (Omey Island) 26m, Gooreen Island 6m, Hare Island (1) 10m, High Island (1) 5m, Hog Island (1) 15m, Illaunmore (1) 12m, Illaunnamweelin 5m, Illaunnanima 12m, Inchaghaun 8m, Inishbarra 37m, Inishbigger 6m, Inishkeeragh (2) 10m, Inishdawros 3m, Inishdugga 12m, Inisherk 27m, Inishlacken 13m, Inishlay 6m, Inishlusk 5m, Inchamakinna 15m, Inishnee 45m, Inishtroghenmore 5m, Inishtravin 14m, Inistreh 5m, Inisbroon 23m, Inishark 96.6m, Inishbearna 47m, Inishcorra 5m, Inisheer 57m, Inisheltia 12m, Inishgort (2) 22m, Inishlyon 43m, Inishmaan 79m, Inishskinnybeg 12m, Inishskinnymore 16m, Inishturk (2) 37m, Island Eddy 8m, Redflag Island 5m, Lettermullan Island 45m, Fish Rock 5m, Mallgarve 5m, Mulroney's Island 5m, Mutton Island (1) 6m, Beaghy Islands 5m, Wherroon Island 5m, Illaunroe (1) 15m, Avery Island 4m, Illaunnanownim 14m, Colt Island (2) 5m, Illauncasheen 15m, Oghly Island 5m, Illaunaknock 5m, Dog Island (2) 5m, Puck Island 9m, Chapel Island (2) 7m, Fox Island (1) 5m, Illaunacroghnut 5m, Illaundoon 3m, Finish island 8m, Oileán Gharmna 53m, Illaunamid 5m, Duck Island (2) 10m, Duck island 7m, Mason Island 14m, Illaunmaan 10m, St. Macdara's Island 27m, Mweenish Island 23m, Inishmuskerry 6m, Cow Island 5m, Illaunnakirka 6m, Greeve Island 5m, Illaunacroagh Beg 3m, Illaunacroagh More 20m, Horse Island (3) 4m, Illaunnagappul 8m, Illaunaleama 12m, Illaunamrogue 3m, Illaunamenara 8m, Strawbeach Island 5m, Illaungurraig 5m, Illaunrossalough 5m, Illaunurra 9m, Ox Island 5m, Rabbit Island (1) 5m, Rock Island 10m, Roeillaun (3) 13m, Roeillaun (2) 5m, Rossroe Island 15m, Skerdbeg 5m, Skerdmore 5m, Straw Island 10m, Tawin Island 6m, Turbot Island 13m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Gooreen, 26m Island Guairín A name in Irish,
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OSI, Gooreen is the townland name, Galway County in Connacht province, in Irish Islands Lists
on island Omey Island
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Grid Reference L56345 55844, OS 1:50k mapsheet 37
Place visited by: 26 members, recently by: srr45, Geo, Carolyn105, Jai-mckinney, Oscar-mckinney, Fergalh, trevorf, jlk, markwallace, garrettd, Lauranna, simoburn, rollingwave, JoHeaney, tphase , Island visited by 51 members.
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
, I visited this island: NO
Longitude: -10.167287, Latitude: 53.533067, Easting: 56345, Northing: 255844,
ITM: 456328 755865


  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Goren, 10 char: Gooreen

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/island/2184/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Gooreen (<em>Guairín</em>)
Picture: Cairns with Cruagh Island in the background.
Galway Island
by sandman 6 Aug 2017
Omey Island is a tidal island both reachable by vehicle and on foot subject to the tides in your favor . The island with its fine walking areas and its uniqueness is a magnet for over sea tourists both on day trips ,holiday lets and over night camping . You would be forgiven in thinking that the 2nd highest point on the island adorned with its cairns was the high point but not so the high point is the one closer to Fahy Lake. Well worth a visit . Linkback: mountainviews.ie/island/2184/comment/19624/
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            MountainViews.ie picture about Gooreen (<em>Guairín</em>)
Picture: Beach on the West side of the island.
Omey oh my!
by TommyV 2 Aug 2019
Omey is quite a novelty as it's not often that you can get out to an island without a boat. This is possible with Omey, when the tide is out the sands open up to reveal signs planted in the ground directing you out to the island. When you get there, follow the only road on the island South and then West. Just before the road ends there is a noticeable track in the sand leading North towards Fahy Lough. Follow this past the beach and up to the high point at 26 meters. From here head North to the top of the island and then West heading around by the grave yard and cross back along the sand to the pier at Claddaghduff at lA (L57911 56342). Linkback: mountainviews.ie/island/2184/comment/20179/
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Glorious on a fine summer's day
by Damian120 6 Jan 2018
A walk on Omey Island during low tide – Google Galway Tides Times for low tide information: Park the car at Claddaghduff and walk across the strand following the large signs embedded in the sand. At Omey Island there is just one paved road and follow this in a clockwise direction until you see the sand dunes and Fahy Lake to your right – continue walking towards the sand dunes.

The scenery here is just stunning as the uninhabited small islands off the Omey Island shoreline all emerge into view. Next up is the “sunken treasure” - the ruin of Teampaill Feichin, the medieval parish church, (illegally) excavated from the sand in 1981. Constructed from rough stone at this present time there is the general concern that it may not stand the test of time much longer. Continue walking in a clockwise direction heading past the cemetery and finally trekking back towards the mainland at Claddaghduff. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/island/2184/comment/19830/
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