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simon3: Track 3483 in area near Torglass, Donegal Islands (Ireland)
Owey: From holiday homes to plunging granite and wildness.
Length: 9.5km, Creator time taken: 4h31m, Ascent: 222m,
Descent: 229m

Places: Start at B72042 22915, Tor Glas, An Mhaoil Mhór, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Short boat trip with Dan Gallagher.
This was a trip around Owey in June, with generally poor weather including an hour long shower.
Owey can be reached from Cruit Island which is connected to the mainland by road.
When we were there the island was deserted despite the 20 plus holiday homes except for Dan, the very helpful boatman.
You rapidly leave the houses when walking around the island and find yourself on rough ground with sea battered granite cliffs.
Typical cliffs of the island, in this case on the SWl

There are subsidiary islands all round the coast of Owey. Many are rocky outcrops or tors more or less devoid of vegetation.
Shaped granite coast - Torglass island to the right.
There is one lake fairly near the high point of the island.

One of these islands has a name and indeed is listed in MV. It is Torglass. This island does have vegetation on it as its name would suggest. It would require a boat, ropes and calm weather to reach Torglass.
All around are birds, many perched apparently precariously on rocky ledges.
All and all this is a superb trip, like anywhere it is better in good weather but we enjoyed it despite the rain.
NW Owey looking towards Cruit. The small island near Cruit is Toratrave.

Uploaded on: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 (08:08:29)
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/3483/  
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