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simoburn: Track 4366 in area near Inishkeel, Donegal Islands (Ireland)
Inishkeel Island
Length: 4.9km, Creator time taken: 1h19m, Ascent: 41m,
Descent: 53m

Places: Start at G71373 99094, Inishkeel, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Inishkeel Island
Inishkeel Island can be walked to from Narin beach during low tide. Depending on the tide you may be able to walk out without even getting your feet wet, but wading out appears to be more common. During neap tides you may not be able to walk to the island without swimming. Note: you will not have very long on the island before the tide starts to come back in, so keep this in mind.
Approaching Inishkeel Island from Narin Beach.

On the Island there are the ruins of an old Church and it's connecting buildings along with some gravestones and stone carvings. These are worthy of an exploring in their own right, which I did last year. This year I wanted to walk around the Island and see what else may be found. Keeping the tide in mind I pushed on around the coast.
The old ruins - well worth a look at!

Besides sheep, cows and even a bull - be aware - there are some wonderful rock formations around the coast on the NE side of the Island. I also went to the MV marked highpoint, however I suspect this may not be the actual top and another trip will be needed to measure this. However with the tide returning fast I headed to safety of the beach and waded back ashore.
Some of the wonderful rock formations on the NE side of the Island.

If you find yourself on Narin Beach outside Portnoo and the tide is in your favour, go out and explore this lovely little island!
Wading back off the Island - Micro Adventures at their best!

Uploaded on: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 (11:13:33)
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