Islands of Ireland
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Mon, 23 Nov, 2020
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020
Sun, 05 Jul, 2020
Sun, 21 Jun, 2020
Sun, 14 Jun, 2020
Sun, 17 May, 2020
Sun, 03 May, 2020
Sun, 12 Apr, 2020
It is apparently a battle between nature and man, or the artefacts of man. And there is only going to be one winner, writes
Mon, 16 Mar, 2020
Sun, 08 Mar, 2020
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
A very short drive from Kinsale lies an island that is the international focal point for a tough breed of people.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
When Marisa Murphy went to play as a teenager on Dinish Island, she could still see the flowers growing among the ruins in her grandmother’
Sun, 16 Feb, 2020
Several Irish islands are connected to the mainland by an isthmus as if the shore can’t bear to let them go — an umbilical cord that ties them to the shore till time erodes the link and renders it a ‘true’ island.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
There is something obsessive about wanting to go to such an island as Potato Island. Why would anyone want to go there? Then why would anyone not want to go there?
Sun, 02 Feb, 2020
It is hard to believe today but the former island of Ringarogy in West Cork was once home to around 800 people.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
The recent rescue of a trawler 20km north of Fanad Head in Co Donegal gave us a glimpse of the enormous seas that occasionally strike that part of the coast.
Mon, 20 Jan, 2020
THERE can be few islands in this country that have had their form as radically changed as Rocky Island, Co Cork.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
If ever an island were misnamed it must be the small Cow island which lies 2.5km off Dursey Head on the Beara Peninsula.
Sun, 05 Jan, 2020
The shallow lake of Lough Ennell is 5km south of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, accompanied by a lake of around the same size north of the town, Lough Owel.
Sun, 29 Dec, 2019
The Irish coast is famous for its rough, wild coastline and we have even tied a nice ribbon around it and marketed it to sell its appeal.
Sun, 22 Dec, 2019
It can be considered offensive by some but generally the word ‘tinker’ is not considered rude says the Traveller’s advocacy group Pavee Point. Over time the term became synonymous with ‘Traveller’ and it is this which is current today.
Sun, 15 Dec, 2019
Overshadowed by its giant neighbours it may be, but the smallest of the main Blasket islands, Beginish, is no less impressive in its own right.
Sun, 08 Dec, 2019
Minane Island is a mere speck beside its giant neighbour Bere Island in Bantry Bay, writes
Sun, 01 Dec, 2019
About 2,000 people live on Ireland’s 30 inhabited islands.
Mon, 25 Nov, 2019
IT WAS written about an old ruin in Co Wexford but it may as well have been written for any other place.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
A return visit is often much more informative than an initial foray. And Clare Island in Co Mayo is a place that demands repeated visits.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
From a French corvette in 1798, a very important visitor alighted to Co Donegal’s Rutland Island.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
It is probably the strangest method ever devised for establishing a sea border anywhere in the world.
Sun, 27 Oct, 2019
Apart from the several variations in its spelling in Irish and English, Inishtubbrid, Co Clare is also recognised by three other names: Wall’s Island; O’Grady’s Island and Inishtubber which surely puts it up there as the island with most names — not counting say Inisvickillane, Co Kerry which has about 33 variations to that spelling.
Sun, 20 Oct, 2019
Corkbeg Island near the mouth of Cork Harbour is today an industrial location with Ireland’s only oil refinery whose silver cylinders dominate the low-lying island like giant mugs, writes
Sun, 13 Oct, 2019
The nature of limestone is defined by severe erosion as the carboniferous rock dissolves. This is seen most dramatically in the Burren, where underground rivers, clints, grykes, and erratics lend dramatic consequence to the landscape. Where limestone outcrops occur off the coast the severe erosion is augmented by the power of the sea producing often exotic shapes.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
You have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a ship to Ireland. You are tired and hungry and desperate to deliver your expensive cargo to port.
Sun, 15 Sep, 2019
The recent rescue from the sea of around a dozen youngsters attending Irish college at Magheroarty beach in Co Donegal is a reminder of the extremely dangerous seas in that county. Enormous Atlantic rollers strike the coast with incredible force and destructive power.
Sun, 01 Sep, 2019
The State paid €2m for a majority stake-holding in the Great Blasket a decade ago, which then-environment minister, John Gormley, considered good value, given the island’s cultural importance and its potential as a tourist attraction.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
In the realms of the imagination, more is usually better. Why restrict ourselves to one make-believe island?
Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
The islet of Rockall captured the public interest last month as the periodic claims of its nearest neighbours (ourselves and Scotland mainly) were laid out in stark detail.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
Waiting for the rising tide on the Fergus Estuary in the traditional fishing boat he built himself known as a gandelow, Co Clare man Fintan Ginnane is at ease with the world. And why wouldn’t he be.
Sun, 07 Jul, 2019
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.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2019
Who would have thought that the scum of fermented barley would prove so attractive a substance?
Mon, 03 Jun, 2019
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 Limerick.
Mon, 27 May, 2019
The threat of bacterial epidemics is something that threatens all countries, island or not.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
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 a few kilometres.
Mon, 13 May, 2019