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Abbey Island Island Oileán na Mainistreach A name in Irish Ir. Oileán na Mainistreach [logainm.ie], 'island of the
monastery/abbey'
Kerry County in Munster Province, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: V52200 58300
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Height: 46.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 & 84 Grid Reference: V51773 57944
Place visited by 15 members. Recently by: Fergalh, hivisibility, simon3, liz50, Caithniadh, daitho9, hillwalker, ciarraioch, chalky, jlk, Dbosonnet, IainT, DavidWalsh, scapania, markmjcampion
Island visited by 19 members.
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Longitude: -10.147329, Latitude: 51.75478 , Easting: 51773, Northing: 57945
ITM: 451756 558010,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AbyIsl, 10 char: AbyIslnd


Monastery Island  

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A powerful and emotive occasion
by IainT  25 Aug 2017
The graveyard by the abbey ruins was still being used in the 90s (and probably still is), and one of the most atmospheric things I've ever seen was a funeral here. Late in the year, with hail showers scudding across the sand as the coffin was carried over the beach, with 50 or so locals in nothing but black. Could have been any century in the last six. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2412/comment/19701/
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