High and mighty in West Cork

High Island lies about 2km off Squince Harbour which is about halfway between the lengthy inlets of Glandore Harbour and Castlehaven Harbour in West Cork.

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Islands of Ireland: Moonlit horseman of Lough Gur

Garret Island is impenetrable under a canopy of trees growing at every conceivable angle.

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Islands of Ireland: Inisherk, fire in the water

Who would have thought that the scum of fermented barley would prove so attractive a substance?

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Global vision from Foynes Island

IF you happen to be contemplating a global circumnavigation by yacht, there are not many better places to consider the fascinating journey than Foynes Island, Co ...

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Islands of Ireland: Under Quarantine in West Cork

The threat of bacterial epidemics is something that threatens all countries, island or not.

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Islands of Ireland: What the Butler saw

The guitar-shaped Ormond’s Island lies close to the Cork/ Kerry border on the mountainous Beara Peninsula with the Kingdom just able to claim it by dint of ...

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Islands of Ireland: Unique access to Golam, Co Galway

Dan MacCarthy visits Golam, Co Galway

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Islands of Ireland: Sketches from Illauneeragh

The first thing that strikes you about Illauneeragh is the ruined pier.

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Islands of Ireland: Legendary and historical Rabbit Island

THIS West Cork island near the mouth of Glandore Harbour is one of five Rabbit Islands in the country, with the others in Bantry Bay, Cork Harbour, Galway Bay and ...

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The Islands of Ireland: At liberty to roam on Abbey Island

Abbey Island can be reached in just a few steps across the beach at Derrynane, Co Kerry.

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Islands of Ireland: A testament to the human will

The charming village of Portmagee, Co Kerry, is known as the gateway to the Skellig islands and it hosts tens of thousands of people annually who take the 45-minute ...

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Islands of Ireland: Roeillaun - a hidden piece of paradise

The suits hang neatly on the rail of the caravan’s wardrobe. Shirts and ties are ready for wear. Colourful dresses complement the picture of a happy home life. ...

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Kunta Kinteh: A tiny island’s huge impact on world history and culture

ONE of the most famous names from the modern TV era is that of Kunta Kinte, whose fame in television land, for a certain audience, may only be surpassed by JR Ewing ...

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