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A glimpse into the past

A beautiful but poignant reminder of Irish island life. Well worth a visit, especially on a clear day.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sligo, Ireland

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Sligo, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful but poignant reminder of Irish island life. Well worth a visit, especially on a clear day.

Thank Cliodhna73
Dublin, Ireland
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48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much wanted to visit Inishmurray Island, as, we wanted to see this small uninhabited island, St Colmcille was said to have visited a wise hermit on this island. Unfortunately, the trip is weather dependant and poor Keith Clarke tel. (087) 2540190 who operates a trip from Mullaghmore by boat to Inishmurray, couldn't accommodate us, as, the winds weren't... More 

1 Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Weather fab on day we went. Went from Rosses Point with Darryl Ewing, spent a while fishing on the way. Passed seal colony, Inishmurray a haven of peace, lots of megalithic settlements, Lots of birds, seals to see

Thank Irene G
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is an amazing place. Settlements, monastic and village much more intact than I imagined. Thousands of sea bird;, seals, wildlife, bluebells in thousands in spring . Clean clear water. Fantastic. If you can get Joe McGowan's book, read it before you go. It will enhance the experience!

Thank greenbean80
Derby, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

This is a trip you must make. We went with Keith Clarke from Mullaghmore and were blessed with a beautiful day(a rarity if you know Sligo). Boat took 40 minutes to get there. No harbour there but it not that bad to get off the boat. Quite simple really. The island contains the remaining buildings of the islanders who lived... More 

Thank JoanMcCarthy
Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I went to Innismurray island today with 5 friends. We went out on the Fiona Lane with Keith Clarke. The journey to and from the island which took an hour each way was most enjoyable. The island itself is really beautiful and unspoilt. We enjoyed touring the old monastic ruins and the ruins of the old houses. We had 3... More 

5 Thank Aidan N
Smithville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

A wonderful place to visit especially knowing the history of the Island! Took a picnic lunch with us. You do have to take a boat out to the island but it was worth it.

1 Thank manokes
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

My cousin and I made the trip on July 2013.Full of history,beautiful views and so peaceful.We left from Rosses Point to see the island where our grandfather Jack Herrity was born in cottage no 4.The only downside was no landing pier, as we are both in our sixties we found the going a bit rough,we would love to do it... More 

9 Thank Sarahrose121
Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Only thing about this island is there is no proper pier for boats to dock so the only time you can get onto the island is when the weather is good, the seas are calm and it is high tide so the boats can get up close to the rocks to let you off. Once on the Island, its a... More 

5 Thank neaady
Dublin, Ireland
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142 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Celtic living at the edge of old world! The ruined village remined me of St Kilda, the passage between the mainland and the island, called Innismurray sound, is very dangerous to vessels making the passage to windward, with the wind from the west; for there are reefs extending from the mainland to the southward, where even in moderate weather is... More 

5 Thank PeterADH

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