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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

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Middlequarter (2), 89m Island An Cheathrú Lair (2) A name in Irish,
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, Galway County in Connacht province, in Irish Islands Lists
on island Inishbofin
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Grid Reference L53200 66000, OS 1:50k mapsheet 37
Place visited by: 29 members, recently by: oakesave, Geo, srr45, miriam, Fergalh, TommyMc, JoHeaney, bryanmccabe, jlk, pdtempan, paulbrown, wicklore, markwallace, mdoc1969, Aongus , Island visited by 57 members.
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
, I visited this island: NO
Longitude: -10.219483, Latitude: 53.623377, Easting: 53200, Northing: 266000,
ITM: 453182 766018

Notes on name: White cow island, island name also Inis Bó Finne
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: Mdlqrt, 10 char: Mdlqrtr

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Member Comments for Middlequarter (2) (An Cheathrú Lair (2))

Inishbofin summit
by Wilderness 6 Aug 2017
The summit is in the middle of the island and is easy to access. There is a trail leading to the top on the south and east sides but you can also make your own way up. I got to the top by walking ,off trail, from the west side; it was a little marshy in places! There is also another nice hill worth climbing located on the west end of the island: A (L513 655). It must be roughly the same height as Middlequarter Linkback:
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Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
by ucampbell 14 Jun 2024
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry return. I'm surprised no one else on the forum has commented on the Islands highest point since the previous post. It's the West Quarter, according to my map. Fabulous views.

[ED: The only map in 2024 that has reasonably reliable contours that I am aware of covering this island, is the OS 1:50k. Looking at the 4th edition of this the height given in a spot height for Middlequarter is 89m. The western summit is above an 80m contour all right but there is no information as to what its height is. Were it to be 90m and so greater than Middlequarter then you would expect there to be a 90m contour, which there isn't. So I don’t think there is evidence for a change.] Linkback:
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   picture about Middlequarter (2) (<em>An Cheathrú Lair (2)</em>)
Picture: Celtic style cross ion the baron Western Quarter
Three loops one hike
by TommyV 5 Jul 2019
Inishbofin has three marked looped trails on the island taking in the Western Quarter (Purple) loop the Middle Quarter (Blue) loop and the East side of the island Cloonmore (Red) loop. If making the journey all the way to this island it's possible to hike the entire island in a day. We followed the Cloonmore loop first which starts and finishes back at the quay which is ideal to have a bit of lunch at the Beach Bar before continuing to explore the rest of the island. Head North following the blue loop to the 89 metre mark just above the air field. I believe this to be the highest point on the island but there is debate as to the highest point on the Western Quarter being equal to this. In any case it's it's very easy to take in the Western Quarter loop from here by heading to a little beach at the North side of Lough Bofin where you will join the purple loop. It's possible to pop up to the top of the prominent hill on this side of the island if you are not sure about the Middle Quarter high point being the highest on the island. All in all a lovely island to hike and very different walks from the baron Western Quarter to the more sheltered inhabited Eastern side of the island. Linkback:
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   picture about Middlequarter (2) (<em>An Cheathrú Lair (2)</em>)
Picture: Cairn at summit looking east
Western peak is the highest point on island
by Fergalh 2 Jul 2023
Took ferry on windy day and visited both Middle quarter (87 Metres) and Western quarter (89 Metres) peaks and the cliffs. As the ferry leaves Cleggan at 11.30 and Inishboffin at 17.00 there was not enough time to visit the third peak on the island Knock (82 metres) I concur with Ucampbell that the western peak is the highest on the island. Leave the red route just after Doonmore hotel at and head up boreen at B (L523 651) After passing through gate this stops at a wall with another gate and a short climb will lead you to the summit. From here walk to the cliffs for great views and a walk east will lead you to the short climb to Middle Quarter Linkback:
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