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Galway Islands Area
Place count in area: 143, OSI/LPS Maps: 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 51, 51A, 52, MSW 
Highest place:
Inishark Island, 96.6m

Places in area Galway Islands:
Aill Na Croise 4mAn Buachal 65mAn Cheathrú Lair (Inishbofin) (2) 89mAn Chnapach 16mAn Cró 9mAn tOileán Fada 5mAn tOileán Garbh 10mAn tOileán Gorm Theas 5mAn tOileán Gorm Thuaidh 5mAn tOileán Iarthach Theas 6mAn tOileán Iartharach Thiar 15mAn tOileán Iarthrach (1) 21mAn tOileán Mór (2) 14mAn tOileán Mór 7mAn tOileán Thuaidh 9mArd Oileán (1) 5mBior Beag 6mBior Mór 13mBoolard Island 23mBraadillaun 12mBrannock Island 14mCalf Islands 5mCarraig Iolar 5mCionlaí 3mClynagh Island 15mCruach na Caoile 2mCruachnait 30mCruagh Island 63mCrump Island 25mDaighinis 19mDavillaun 5mDeer island 5mDog Island (1) 5mDonee 5mDúilic 2mDún Godail 5mDún Mánas 5mDún na bhFál 12mDunmanus Island 5mEanach Mheáin 15mEeshal Island 12mFerroon Rocks 9mFiddaun Islands 9mFornais 27mFraochoileán 12mFraochoileán Beag 15mFreaghillaun North 8mFreaghillaun South 27mFriar Island 5mGlas Oileán 1mGlassillaun 13mGólam 25mGooreen (Omey Island) 26mGooreen Island 6mHare Island (1) 10mHigh Island (1) 5mHog Island (1) 15mIllaunmore (1) 12mIllaunnamweelin 5mIllaunnanima 12mInis an Ghainimh 8mInis Bearacháin 37mInis Bigir 6mInis Caorach (2) 10mInis Damhraí 3mInis Duga 12mInis Eirc 27mInis Leacan 13mInis Léith 6mInis Loiscthe 5mInis Mhic Cionaith 15mInis Ní 45mInis Srathair 5mInis Treabhair 14mInis Troighe 5mInisbroon 23mInishark Island 96.6mInishbearna 47mInishcorra 5mInisheer 57mInisheltia 12mInishgort (2) 22mInishlyon 43mInishmaan 79mInishskinnybeg 12mInishskinnymore 16mInishturk (2) 37mIsland Eddy 8mLeac Dearg 5mLeitir Mealláin 45mMaol an Eisc 5mMeall Garbh 5mMulroney's Island 5mMutton Island (1) 6mNa Beitheachta 5mNa Fioriúin 5mNa Rua-Oileán (1) 15mOileán Aimhréidh 4mOileán an Anama 14mOileán an Bhromaigh (2) 5mOileán an Chaisín 15mOileán an Chlaí 5mOileán an Cnoich 5mOileán an Mhadra (2) 5mOileán an Phocaide 9mOileán an Teampaill (2) 7mOileán an tSionnaigh (1) 5mOileán Cruachaite 5mOileán Domhain 3mOileán Finis 8mOileán Gharmna 53mOileán Imill 5mOileán Lachan (2) 10mOileán Lachan 7mOileán Máisean 14mOileán Meana 10mOileán Mhic Dara 27mOileán Mhuighinse 23mOileán Múscraí 6mOileán na Bó 5mOileán na Circe 6mOileán na Craoibhe 5mOileán na Cruach Beg 3mOileán na Cruaiche Mór 20mOileán na gCapaill (3) 4mOileán na gCapall 8mOileán na Léime 12mOileán na mBróg 3mOileán na Meannain 8mOileán na Muiríleach 5mOileán na nGeabhróg 5mOileán Ros an Locha 5mOileán Ura 9mOx Island 5mRabbit Island (1) 5mRock Island 10mRoeillaun (3) 13mRoeillaun (2) 5mSceirde Beg 5mSceirde Mór 5mStraw Island 10mTawin Island 6mTurbot Island 13m

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Inishark Island Island Galway County, in Local/Historical/Cultural, Irish Islands Lists, Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds Bedrock

Reachable "On Foot " Y
Height: 96.6m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 37 Grid Reference: L48633 64948
Place visited by 13 members. Recently by: DavidWalsh, Onzy, markmjcampion, wicklore, simon3, osullivanm, sandman, Bernieor, madfrankie, mcrtchly, jackill, Peter Walker, kernowclimber
Island visited by 15 members.
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Longitude: -10.287937, Latitude: 53.612642 , Easting: 48633, Northing: 264949
ITM: 448616 764968,   GPS IDs, 6 char: InshIs, 10 char: InshrkIsln
Bedrock type: Aluminous schist, quartzite, pebble beds, (Ballynakill Schist Formation)


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An Abandoned Island .. by group   (Show all for Inishark Island)
 
Death of an Island? .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inishark Island)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Inishark Island in area Galway Islands, Ireland
Picture: The abandoned village
 
Island of melancholic beauty
by kernowclimber  28 Jul 2014
Inishark, occupied for thousands of years, has numerous prehistoric monuments, including burial grounds and hut sites. However, its exposure to vicious Atlantic storms meaning no one could land on the island for weeks on end, combined with numerous tragic drownings, convinced the Irish government to finally evacuate the island’s remaining residents, rather than attempt to build a costly new pier. The very lifeblood of the population having been drained by decades of migration, the last two dozen inhabitants of this isolated fishing and farming community closed the doors of their respective homeplaces forever in October 1960 and, with all of their worldly possessions and livestock, departed in a flotilla of boats and curraghs for the mainland. A rich folklore was consigned to history with the migration of the inhabitants. One such custom was the crowning of a king, whose duties included translating the British landlord’s English into Gaelic for the islanders, deciding when and what to fish for and dividing the valuable seaweed harvest among the islanders for crop fertilisation. The Irish language film, Inis Airc, Bás Oileáin (Inishark, Death of an Island), (2006), tells the islanders’ story of the evacuation.

Above the old harbour, where it is often dangerous to disembark due to submerged rocks, is the deserted village, slowly being consumed by the elements. It is evocative to wander amid the nettle choked ruins of these old homesteads which once rang with the sound of human voices, where now only the lowly sighing of the wind whistling through the exposed rafters can be heard. St. Leo’s Church, open to the sky and named for the island’s patron saint, Leo of Inis Airc who lived here some time between the sixth and eighth centuries, cuts a somewhat forlorn presence at the heart of the old village. Right above the Atlantic Ocean, the old boreens covered in weeds and lined by broken down field hedges behind which lie ghostly ridges of lazy beds once verdant with the foliage of life-giving potatoes, lend a melancholy beauty to this wild island.

Inishark is home to Gannets, Guillemots, Arctic terns, Red-billed oystercatchers and Fulmars, nesting in great profusion on the island’s magnificent palisades and where the Atlantic has bitten the cliffs into sharp, narrow coves. The screaming of nesting herring gulls is incessant. In May of 2014, at least two Corncrakes were recorded on the island, confined mainly to the nettle patches around the abandoned cottages due to the presence of sheep, which graze unfettered across the entire island and have eaten the vegetation right down to the ground. The noisy chit chat of Wheatears is ubiquitous and you may get buzzed by Great Skuas, whose numbers appear to be on the increase.

From the summit trig point, feast your eyes on 360 degree eye candy, including Achill Island and Inishbofin, Croagh Patrick, Mweelrea, the Twelve Bens and the endless deep blue expanse of the restless Atlantic. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1382/comment/17535/
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The beauty of the Inishark cliffs .. by wicklore   (Show all for Inishark Island)
 
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