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Abbey Island Island Oileán na Mainistreach A name in Irish Ir. Oileán na Mainistreach [logainm.ie], 'island of the
monastery/abbey'
Kerry County in Munster Province, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: V52200 58300
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Height: 46.5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 83 & 84 Grid Reference: V51773 57944
Place visited by 13 members. Recently by: simon3, liz50, Caithniadh, daitho9, hillwalker, ciarraioch, chalky, jlk, Dbosonnet, IainT, DavidWalsh, scapania, markmjcampion
Island visited by 15 members.
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Longitude: -10.147329, Latitude: 51.75478 , Easting: 51773, Northing: 57945
ITM: 451756 558010,   GPS IDs, 6 char: AbyIsl, 10 char: AbyIslnd


Monastery Island  

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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Abbey Island (<i>Oileán na Mainistreach</i>) in area Kerry Islands, Ireland
Picture: Taken from the beach access.
 
New Comment: 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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2412/comment/23271/
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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Abbey Island (<i>Oileán na Mainistreach</i>) in area Kerry Islands, Ireland
Picture: Summit area looking towards Lamb's Island
New Comment: Summit area.
by simon3  15 Sep 2021
This is a view of the summit area which is easily enough reached on paths. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2412/comment/23272/
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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: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2412/comment/19701/
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