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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 (2) 20mGarinish Island (3) 15mGarinish 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 (7) 5mHorse Island (9) 36mIllanebeg 25mIllaunacuiree 5mIllaunbweeheen 5mIllaunglass East 5mIllaunglass West 5mIllaunnameanla 5mIllaunrahnee 5mInishfarnard 44mKedge Island 36mLamb's Island (2) 20mLong Island (3) 31mLong Island (2) 15mLoughure 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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Rocky Island Island Oileán Cathail A name in Irish
Cork County, in Irish Islands List

Landing grid ref.: W79300 65000
Reachable "On Foot " Y

Height: 5m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 85 Grid Reference: W79400 65000
Place visited by 8 members. Recently by: Pepe, sammullangalvin, tommccarthy, Dbosonnet, CaminoPat, DavidWalsh, corkrats, jackill
Island visited by 10 members.
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Longitude: -8.299587, Latitude: 51.83742 , Easting: 179400, Northing: 65000
ITM: 579354 565063,   GPS IDs, 6 char: RckyIs, 10 char: RckyIslnd



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Practise your Rock-climbing Skills
by Pepe  5 Sep 2019
The road from Ringaskiddy to the naval base at Haulbowline crosses Rocky Island. If visiting, bear in mind that Rocky Island is no ordinary island: it is the site of the Cork crematorium. The crematorium and attendant parking facilities take up the bulk of the surface area. The problem for island peak-baggers is that the high point is so adjacent to the crematorium it juts up like a miniature mountain towering over the manmade facilities. Try not to coincide your climb with the arrival of a funeral party – a mourner might take the notion that it’s disrespectful or perhaps offensive to show off rock-climbing skills in such a sensitive location.
The miniature mountain mentioned above consists of a rock formation topped off with the remains of a manmade wall (there are engravings and paintings of Cork harbour which show that, several centuries ago, Rocky Island was conical. Much of the island was flattened by the British who turned it into a magazine facility - however they left this central chunk intact, leaving us a true island 'summit').
Attaining the high point involves a twelve or fifteen metre scramble. The least difficult approch is via the south face of the rock. It’s steep but there are plenty of hand and footholds as you admire the roof of the crematorium – to your left as you ascend. You do need to concentrate and have a good head for heights, especially on the descent. A fall would do a lot of damage. With luck you’ll be up and down in less than two minutes in a classic Spiderman imitation done all the quicker because of the surreal, furtive, uncomfortable ambience of the location. Then you could claim to be among the first to achieve this controversial ascent, solo and without aids, of the difficult South Face of Rocky Island! Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/2496/comment/20644/
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