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Cork Islands Area
Place count in area: 94, OSI/LPS Maps: 78, 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 
Highest place:
Great Island, 95m

Places in area Cork Islands:
Adam's Island 29mAghillaun 5mArdillaun (2) 5mBallycotton island 50mBark Island 5mBlack Rock Islands 5mBlue Islands 5mBridaun 15mBridaun Beg 15mBullaun Rock 15mBullock Island 42mCalf Island East 22mCalf Island Middle 14mCalf Island West 28mCapel Island 41mCarbery Island 5mCarrigdangin 15mCarthy's Islands 14mCastle Island (1) 36mCastle Island (2) 5mChapel Island (3) 10mCold Island 5mConey Island (3) 12mDinish Island 12mEve's Island 8mEyeries Island 5mFastnet Rock 24mFurze Island 15mGarinish Island (3) 15mGarinish Island (2) 20mGarinish West 16mGarvillaun 5mGerane East 5mGoat Island Beg 21mGoat Island Mór 33mGreat Island 95mHare Island (2) 26mHaulbowline Island 20mHigh Island (2) 45mHog Island (3) 5mHorse Island (6) 5mHorse Island (8) 39mHorse Island (9) 36mHorse Island (7) 5mIllanebeg 25mIllaunacuiree 5mIllaunbweeheen 5mIllaunglass East 5mIllaunglass West 5mIllaunnameanla 5mIllaunrahnee 5mInishfarnard 44mKedge Island 36mLamb's Island (2) 20mLong Island (2) 15mLong Island (3) 31mLoughure Island 5mLousy Castle Island 5mLow Island 5mMannin Beg 5mMannin Island 18mMannions Island Large 5mMannions Island Small 5mMinane Island 5mMurphy's island 7mOrthan's Island 5mOwen's Island 6mPointabulloge Island 5mRabbit Island (2) 5mRabbit Island (3) 25mRabbit Island East 25mReenmore Island 5mRoancarraigbeg 1mRoancarrigmore 6mRocky Island 5mSandy Cove Island 30mSandy Island 5mSheelane Island 5mSkeam East 19mSkeam West 15mSkiddy Island 5mSmall Island 15mSovereign Island East 15mSovereign Islands 30mSpanish Island (2) 34mSpike Island 24mStack Of Beans 25mThe Bull Rock 93mThe Calf 21mThe Catalogues 12mThe Cow 66mThe Stags of Toe Head 5mTurk Island 5mWhiddy Island 50m

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Horse Island (9) Island Oileán na gCapall (9) A name in Irish, also Oileán Molua an extra name in Irish Named after St. Lua an early Christian Saint Cork County in Munster Province, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: W17800 29000
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Height: 36m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 89 Grid Reference: W17900 28900
Place visited by 1 members. Recently by: conorb
Island visited by 2 members.
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Longitude: -9.183192, Latitude: 51.507387 , Easting: 117900, Northing: 28900
ITM: 517867 528971,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Hrs36, 10 char: HrsIsln36



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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Horse Island (<i>Oileán na gCapall</i>) in area Cork Islands, Ireland
Picture: Ridge Walk on SW corner of Oileán Molua
 
Oileán Molua or Horse Island
by conorb  8 Apr 2021
Also known locally as Oileán Molua, Horse Island is an easy paddle out from Tráigh Carta. Alternatively, at low tide one could walk out to Trá na Marbh from Tráigh Carta and swim across the narrow channel with a dry bag/float and change on the main beach on the island.

From the main beach which faces the mainland, there is a track up to the ruins of the old village and graveyard. Local residents used to be buried on the island due to it's association with St Lua an early Christian saint and coffins would depart from Trá na Marbh (beach of the dead).

Places of interest on the island include the ruins of a tower built by Tom Somerville as a marker for his ships coming from the America's in the 1770's. Once they sighted the tower, they knew the safety of Castlehaven Harbour was just inside it.

The highest point on the island is a little hill on the middle of the island at about 36m. If one walks all the way to the SW corner there is a hair raising ridge that one can walk out on a calm day that offers amazing views of the surrounding coastline.

Can be easily be combined with Flea Island if you want bag two islands on the one trip. The much smaller Flea Island can be reached on foot from Tráigh Carta at low tide by walking out across the rocky ridge know as the Cois. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2543/comment/22828/
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