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Kerry Islands Area
Feature count in area: 74, all in Kerry, OSI/LPS Maps: 63, 70, 71, 78, 83, 84, 85, EW-DC, EW-DE, EW-DW
Highest Place: Beginish 64m

Starting Places (52) in area Kerry Islands:
Ardgroom, Ballydavid, Blasket Centre, Cahersiveen, Carriganine, Cashelkeelty Stone Circles Carpark, Coad Cemetery, Coad Road End, Com an Chiste, Coomnahorna River, Cooncrome Harbour, Cooryeen Lane, Coosavuddig Quay Brandon Creek, Coumeenoole Bay, unuseableCúm an Easpaig, Dereenavurrig, Derrymore West Trail, Derrynane Quay, Dooneen Pier, Dromoghty Lough North, Ducalla, Dún Chaoin E, Dunkerron Mid, Esknaloughoge Forest Trailhead, Feoghanagh River, Glenbeg Lough N, Gowlanes Wood, Gowlaun Lough, Inis Tuaisceart, Kenmare Bridge, Killurly SW, Knockanamadane, Knockanaskill N, Knocknasullig, Laghtacallow, Mount Eagle Lough, Old Lansdowne School, Old Town, Poulacapple, Puffin Island, Red Trout Lake, River Drimminboy Track, Rossacoosane Mid, Sahaleen Bridge, Scarriff Island, Shronebirrane Farm, Shronebirrane Road, Slea Head Carpark, Smerwick, Sneem, Tetrapod CP, Villa Nuovo

Summits & other features in area Kerry Islands:
Abbey Island 46.5m, Carrigduff 53m, Foze Rock Small 5m, Foze Rock Great 10m, Beginish (2) 64m, Beginish (1) 14m, Bird Island 5m, Brown Island 5m, Burned Island 15m, Burnt Island 11m, Cammarna 5m, Cappanacush 15m, Lemon Rock 5m, Carrig Island 6m, Hog's Head 37m, Church Island 5m, Daniel's Island 11m, Doonagaun Island 5m, Dunkerron Island East 15m, Dunkerron Island West 15m, Einaun Island 15m, Flax Island 5m, Fox Island (2) 5m, Garinish Island (1) 35m, Greenane 5m, Horse Island (5) 42m, Horse Island (4) 19m, Illaunacummig 11m, Illaunakilla 5m, Illaunanandan 13m, Illaunanoon 5m, Illaunboe 12m, Illaundrane 17m, Illauneeragh (2) 5m, Illaungowla 5m, Illaunimmil 22m, Illaunleagh (1) 12m, Illaunleagh (2) 5m, Illaunleama 5m, Illaunloughan 5m, Illaunnakeesha 5m, Illaunnanoon 5m, Illaunnaweelaun 27m, Illaunreanageah 5m, Illaunroe (2) 5m, Illaunsillagh 14m, Illaunslea 5m, Illauntannig 15m, Illaunturlogh 15m, Inishkeelaghmore 15m, Inishkeragh 9m, Inishtooskert (1) 16m, Lamb's Island 35m, Lamb's Island (1) 15m, Lamb's Island 15m, Leaghcarrig 5m, Leaghillaun 5m, Lure 50m, Long Island (1) 25m, Moylaun Island 22m, Mucklaghbeg 5m, Oats Island 5m, Illaunathowe 5m, Two Headed Island 28m, Ormond's Island 15m, Pig Island (2) 5m, Reennafardarrig 15m, Rossdohan Island 35m, Rossmore Island 32m, Samphire Island 22m, Samphire Island Little 8m, Sherky Island 36m, Spanish Island (1) 5m, Washerwoman Rock 5m

Note: this list of places may include island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Abbey Island, 46.5m Island Oileán na Mainistreach A name in Irish,
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Ir. Oileán na Mainistreach [], 'island of the
, Kerry County in Munster province, in Irish Islands Lists
Reachable "On Foot " Y
Grid Reference V51773 57944, OS 1:50k mapsheet 83 & 84
Place visited by: 20 members, recently by: chelman7, Aneta.jablonska, thomas_g, eamonoc, annem, Fergalh, hivisibility, simon3, liz50, Caithniadh, daitho9, hillwalker, ciarraioch, chalky, jlk , Island visited by 23 members.
I visited this place: NO (You need to be a logged-in member for this.)
, I visited this island: NO
Longitude: -10.147329, Latitude: 51.75478, Easting: 51773, Northing: 57945,
ITM: 451756 558010

Notes on name: Monastery Island
  Short or GPS IDs, 6 char: AbyIsl, 10 char: AbyIslnd

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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:
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   picture about Abbey Island (<em>Oileán na Mainistreach</em>)
Picture: Taken from the beach access.
Beach access and graveyard.
by simon3 15 Sep 2021
This view was taken from the short strip of beach joining the mainland to the island. As you can see vehicles or at least tractors can reach the island though it isn't suitable for cars.
The way is definitely possible on foot at lower tide levels though may not be useable at high tide or with high waves.
The picture shows some of one of the graveyards which are in use. Linkback:
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   picture about Abbey Island (<em>Oileán na Mainistreach</em>)
Picture: Summit area looking towards Lamb's Island
Summit area.
by simon3 15 Sep 2021
This is a view of the summit area which is easily enough reached on paths. Linkback:
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