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

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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St. John's Island Island Waterford County, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: X41300 97500
Reachable "On Foot " N

Height: 35m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 82 Grid Reference: X41300 97500
Place visited by 2 members. Recently by: Pepe, DavidWalsh
Island visited by 2 members.
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Longitude: -7.397676, Latitude: 52.128341 , Easting: 241300, Northing: 97500
ITM: 641240 597556,   GPS IDs, 6 char: StJhns, 10 char: StJhnsIsln



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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain St. John
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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2398/comment/20010/
Your Score: Very useful <<  >>Average
 
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