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Mayo Islands Area
Place count in area: 102, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 37, 38, CBE, CBW, EW-ACC 
Highest place:
Inishturk, 189.3m

Places in area Mayo Islands:
An Teach Beag 84mAn tOighean 78mAnnagh Island (2) 23mAnnagh Island (1) 14mBallybeg 5mBarranagh Island 7mBartragh Island 26mBills Rocks 5mBlack Rock (3) 71mCaher Island 5mCalf Island (2) 25mCarraig na Faola 45mCarrickawilt 9mCarrickmoylenacurhoga 10mCarricknaglamph 16mCarricknaweelion 20mCarrigee 11mClynish 42mCollan Beg 25mCollan More 46mCone Island South 15mCrovinish 23mDerrinish 21mDorinish Beg 15mDorinish More 25mDún Briste 50mDuvillaun Beg 14mDuvillaun Mór 60mEagle Island 55mErris Head Island 55mFinnaun Island 5mFreaghillan East 13mFreaghillan West 19mFrehil Island 17mGaghta Island 8mGovern island 10mHeath Island 5mHorse Island (2) 25mIllanambraher 25mIllanataggart 28mIllanballa 5mIllancroagh 8mIllanmaw 15mIllannaconney 13mInishaghoo 14mInishbee 29mInishbiggle 34mInishbollog 18mInishcannon 25mInishcarrick 21mInishcooa 27mInishcoragh 24mInishcorky 14mInishcuill 26mInishdaff 31mInishdalla 5mInishdasky 31mInishdaugh 23mInishdeashbeg 15mInishdeashmore 19mInishdegil Beg 12mInishdegil More 32mInishdoonver 26mInisheeny 22mInisherkin 30mInishfesh 26mInishgallon 45mInishglora 22mInishgort (1) 29mInishgowla 28mInishgowla South 21mInishilra 18mInishimmel 15mInishkea North 24mInishkee 26mInishlaghan 5mInishlaughil 43mInishleague 27mInishlyre 26mInishmolt 16mInishnacross 36mInishoo 29mInishquirk 44mInishraher 33mInishturk (1) 189.3mInishturkbeg 51mInniscottle Island 26mIsland More 42mKid Island 86mKnocknaskea (Inishkea South) 72mLeamareha 7mMoynish More 37mNo Name Island 8mPig Island (1) 55mRoeillaun (1) 30mRosbarnagh Island 37mRosmore Island 28mRossnafinna Island 5mRusheen Island 9mShanvallybeg 20mStags of Broadhaven (central) 97mStags of Broadhaven South 94m

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Inishturk (1) Hill Inis Toirc (1) A name in Irish (Ir. Inis Toirc [], 'island of the boar') Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Binnion, Irish Islands Lists, Mudrock, sandstone, tuff Bedrock

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Height: 189.3m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L60575 75196
Place visited by 52 members. Recently by: miriam, eamonoc, ryanguinness10, Tomaquinas, Fergalh, Tifred, tphase, philmchale, gerrym, rgctobin, justynagru, Aongus, mdoc1969, jlk, paulbrown
Island visited by 63 members.
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Longitude: -10.112217, Latitude: 53.707958 , Easting: 60576, Northing: 275196 Prominence: 189.28m,  Isolation: 12.7km,   Has trig pillar
ITM: 460556 775213,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Inshtr, 10 char: Inishturk
Bedrock type: Mudrock, sandstone, tuff, (Sheeffry Formation)

The highest point on Inishturk is in the townland of Mountain Common. The peak is unnamed on the OS 6 map, though the names Knockleckan and Knocknagormore appear to the west near the coast.   Inishturk is the highest hill in the Mayo Islands area and the 1416th highest in Ireland. Inishturk is the most southerly summit in the Mayo Islands area and also the most westerly.

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A little-visited outpost .. by lennyantonelli   (Show all for Inishturk (Inis Toirc))
Mountain Common on 2.3.2012 .. by FilHil   (Show all for Inishturk (Inis Toirc))
Your ferry awaits! .. by paddyhillsbagger   (Show all for Inishturk (Inis Toirc))
Art beside lake, col and hill. .. by simon3   (Show all for Inishturk (Inis Toirc)) Picture about mountain Inishturk (<i>Inis Toirc</i>) in area Mayo Islands, Ireland
by Damian120  6 Jan 2018
On the island, there are two well-marked walking/hiking trails. The trail-head is located at a gable wall 50m from pier. From the trail-head follow the surfaced road for 100m past the church (on your right). There is the shorter trail that sweeps around the island past Loch Cúil a Chnoic in an anti-clockwise direction but the longer trail is superior, offering up some wonderful scenery from the cliffs at the rear of the island.

One of the island’s most interesting sights, “The Spirit of Place Sculpture”, designed and built by American architect Travis Price. This is the first point of interest – planted in a fascinating and panoramic location for a post-modern piece of sculpture. It's a poignant dedication to the families of Inishturk and the ideal place to sit down and gaze out at the sea.

The Signal Tower is directly above the Travis Price sculpture and it's a steep climb to the top but the rewards are amazing with breathtaking scenery. Achill Island, Croagh Patrick and the north Connemara mountains in one uninterrupted sweeping vista. The signal tower itself was built during 1805-1806 by local labour and rises 722 feet above sea level. There were 82 towers built finishing on Malin Head no 82. Inishturk was no 57. The system used was a heliograph or steel plate polished to reflect the rays of the sun to passing ships, the first Morse code to discourage Napoleonic invasion during the Napoleonic Wars (18 May 1803 – 20 November 1815)

The Cliffs: These are only on show if taking the longer trail. This is as rugged as it gets and thankfully one of the island inhabitants had the foresight to erect a seating bench right at the cliffs! On a fine summer's day in Ireland - it doesn't get any better than this. It's idyllic.

Inishturk Football (GAA) Pitch: Surrounded by rocky mountains on three sides, it's a football pitch that appears out of nowhere as you’re coming up the road. A natural amphitheatre – it is perhaps one of the most unique sporting facilities in the country.

Port An Dun: Another noteworthy site worth visiting. A natural secluded lagoon that provided the ideal cover for the Norse raiding parties. Port An Dun is right of the football pitch and many take a dip into its tempting waters on a fine day.

Two great beaches near the Inishturk Community Centre: Tranaun and Curran beaches. Unspoilt with crystal clear blue water another ideal place to swim or just watch the sun go down on what locals claim to be the best views around.

Caher Island: Charter a boat (50 euro approx) and visit the nearby wondrous uninhabited Caher Island. The island has an Early Christian monastery with the remains of a chapel in an enclosure and several carved slabs Inishturk Community Centre: The ideal place to finish up the day (sitting outside) with a pint of Guinness surrounded by a striking kaleidoscope of natural beauty Linkback:
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Summit views from island of the boar. .. by simon3   (Show all for Inishturk (Inis Toirc))
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