Table of Contents

Foreword_____________________________________________ 7

Preface______________________________________________ 9

Introduction__________________________________________ 10

Croagh Patrick and the Islands___________________________ 14

Tóchar Phádraig – The Original Pilgrimage Path____________ 17

Gold Mining on the Reek_______________________________ 20

The Pirate Queen_____________________________________ 22

The Wrecks of Clew Bay________________________________ 25

The Magic of Brackloon Wood___________________________ 28

The Southern Wilderness_______________________________ 30

The Drowned Drumlins_________________________________ 32

Birds Found on Clew Bay Islands__________________________ 34

Clew Bay and its Surroundings___________________________ 55

The Larger Islands_____________________________________ 61

The Smaller Islands and Rocks___________________________ 63

Islands of Clew Bay by Section___________________________ 65

The Middle Islands____________________________________ 67

Calf Island____________________________________________ 69

Clynish______________________________________________ 69

Collan Beg____________________________________________ 70

Collan More___________________________________________ 71

Derrinish_____________________________________________ 71

Freaghillan____________________________________________ 72

Illannaconney_________________________________________ 72

Illaunnamona_________________________________________ 73

Inishbee_____________________________________________ 73

Inishcottle____________________________________________ 74

Inishgort_____________________________________________ 74

Inishnakillew__________________________________________ 75

Inishturk Beg__________________________________________ 76

Island More___________________________________________ 76

Knockycahillaun________________________________________ 77

Moneybeg___________________________________________ 77

Quinsheen___________________________________________ 78

Rabbit (Island More)____________________________________ 78

Inner Newport Bay____________________________________ 79

Freaghillanluggagh______________________________________ 81

Illannambraher________________________________________ 81

Inishbollog____________________________________________ 82

Inishcoragh___________________________________________ 82

Inishcuill_____________________________________________ 83

Inishcuill West_________________________________________ 84

Inishdaff_____________________________________________ 84

Inishdaweel___________________________________________ 85

Inishfesh_____________________________________________ 85

Inishkee_____________________________________________ 86

Inishlaughil___________________________________________ 86

Inishloy______________________________________________ 87

Inishmolt_____________________________________________ 87

Inishturlin____________________________________________ 88

Muckinish____________________________________________ 89

Rabbit (Newport Bay)___________________________________ 89

Rosbarnagh___________________________________________ 90

Roslynagh____________________________________________ 90

Rosmore_____________________________________________ 91

Rosturk______________________________________________ 92

Northwest Clew Bay___________________________________ 93

Beetle Island North_____________________________________ 95

Freaghillan West_______________________________________ 95

Illanoona_____________________________________________ 96

Inishacrick____________________________________________ 96

Inishbobunnan________________________________________ 97

Inishcannon___________________________________________ 97

Inishcooa_____________________________________________ 98

Inishcorky____________________________________________ 98

Inishdasky____________________________________________ 99

Inishdeash More_______________________________________ 99

Inishdoonver_________________________________________ 100

Inisherkin___________________________________________ 100

Inishgowla___________________________________________ 101

Inishgowla___________________________________________ 101

Inishilra_____________________________________________ 102

Inishkeel____________________________________________ 102

Inishlim_____________________________________________ 103

Inishnacross__________________________________________ 103

Inishoo_____________________________________________ 104

Inishquirk___________________________________________ 104

Inishtubbrid__________________________________________ 105

Moynish More________________________________________ 105

Roeillaun____________________________________________ 106

Westport Bay_______________________________________ 107

Annagh Islands_______________________________________ 109

Bartraw_____________________________________________ 110

Cahernaran Island_____________________________________ 111

Crovinish____________________________________________ 111

Dorinish_____________________________________________ 112

Illanataggart__________________________________________ 113

Illanroe_____________________________________________ 113

Inishdaugh___________________________________________ 114

Inisheeny___________________________________________ 114

Inishgowla South______________________________________ 115

Inishimmel___________________________________________ 115

Inishleague__________________________________________ 116

Inishlyre____________________________________________ 116

Inishraher___________________________________________ 117

Roman Island_________________________________________ 118

Clare Island and the Outlying Islands_____________________ 119

Achillbeg____________________________________________ 120

Caher Island__________________________________________ 120

Clare Island__________________________________________ 122

Inishbofin___________________________________________ 124

Inishshark___________________________________________ 125

Inishturk____________________________________________ 125

Ranking by Island Size_________________________________ 127

Ranking by Elevation above Sea Level____________________ 128

Suggested Irish Language Names*_______________________ 129

Island Population 1841 – 2011*_________________________ 132

Islands by Relative Position – Northern___________________ 135

Islands by Relative Position – Southern___________________ 136

References_________________________________________ 137

Index______________________________________________ 138

About the author_____________________________________ 144

 

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