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Gola Island Island Gabhla A name in Irish, also Cnoc an Choillín an extra name in Irish Ir. Gabhla [GÉ], meaning uncertain Donegal County in Ulster Province, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: B77300 27100
Reachable "On Foot " N

Height: 68m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 1 Grid Reference: B76500 27600
Place visited by 7 members. Recently by: Aongus, Niamhq, Welder, DavidWalsh, magicstep, bryanjbarry, markmjcampion
Island visited by 11 members.
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Longitude: -8.368867, Latitude: 55.095112 , Easting: 176500, Northing: 427600
ITM: 576454 927582,   GPS IDs, 6 char: GlI68, 10 char: GlIslnd


Gola is situated 2 km offshore from Magheragallon in Gweedore Bay. It has sea-cliffs which are popular with rock-climbers and is surrounded by several sea-stacks. The highest point on the island is named Knockaculleen on the 6" map. This is explained as Ir. Cnoc an Choillín, 'hill of the little wood' at logainm.ie.  

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gola Island (<i>Gabhla</i>) in area Donegal Islands, Ireland
Picture: trees on Gola
 
Trees on Gola
by magicstep  8 Jun 2017
It's a rarity to see trees on Irish islands.
The hill on the right is Cnoc Fola (Bloody Foreland). Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2008/comment/19548/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Gola Island (<i>Gabhla</i>) in area Donegal Islands, Ireland
Picture: There's a welcoming painting on the wall and information board and a bench next to the eastern pier.
Can get busy in the summer.
by magicstep  8 Jun 2017
Visited in 2014. Gola is prepared for tourists, lot's of informative signs, a tiny shop in the middle, there was even a holiday house to rent. Good views towards the mainland and all around there are islands and islets. Highest points are to the west with spectacular cliffs, the island is a bit split into northern and southern part so you have to descend to the lake in the middle before climbing to the other part. There's a beach west from the lake. Walking is easy and there are lot's of places to see.
During summer there's a ferry from the nearest pier B 79271 26635 A Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2008/comment/19533/
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