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Waterford Islands Area
Feature count in area: 7, all in Waterford, OSI/LPS Maps: 76, 82, EW-C
Highest Place: St. John's Island 35m

Starting Places (1) in area Waterford Islands:
Carrickavrantry Lake West

Summits & other features in area Waterford Islands:
Burke's Island 5m, Gull Island North 5m, Gull Island South 15m, Helvick Island 15m, Sheep Island (2) 35m, St. John's Island 35m, Templebrick 10m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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St. John's Island, 35m Island
Place Rating ..
, Waterford County in Munster province, in Irish Islands Lists
Reachable "On Foot " N
Grid Reference X41300 97500, OS 1:50k mapsheet 82
Place visited by: 2 members, recently by: Pepe, DavidWalsh , Island visited by 2 members.
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
, I visited this island: NO
Longitude: -7.397676, Latitude: 52.128341, Easting: 241300, Northing: 97500,
ITM: 641240 597556


  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: StJhns, 10 char: StJhnsIsln

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Picture: Looking East along the Copper Coast of County Waterford on a fine August day.
A Tunnel Runs Through It
by Pepe 11 Aug 2018
Easily accessible from Ballydowane strand, this island lies a couple of hundred metres to the left as you stand on the beach - just off the easterly arm of Ballydowane cove. There is a small carpark area at the edge of the cove. Launch your craft and paddle the short distance to St John's.
A remarkable feature of the island is a sea-arch set right in the middle of it. The arch is so central it appears to have been set there with mathematical precision and looks magical when approached seaward from the west. You can glide through this arched heart of St John's when the tide is reasonably full, emerging safely on the other side.
The high point looks impressive but I didn't notice a safe landing area - not that I was looking to climb it, the aim for the day being to kayak eastward as far as Bunmahon. But I'm going to claim the high point anyway, not for being on top of it but for going directly underneath it. How's that for a conundrum? Linkback: mountainviews.ie/island/2398/comment/20010/
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