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Inishmurray Island Heritage Trail

This island is without a doubt ’the’ hidden gem of the whole of Sligo and this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is wild and peaceful.

The wild birds, marine life and flora of the Island and its Atlantic surroundings will reignite your soul.  An incredibly well preserved ancient monastic site dating to the 6th century AD make this island very special indeed. Explore it with us where we’ll explain the settlement history here, the island traditions of its people who endured harsh living conditions and sadly had to leave the island in 1948. We will show you the amazing little monastery that is nestled amongst wild vegetation and flora.  It’s like Skellig Michael in Co. Kerry.

Two fine churches survive within, one of them is so tiny, you could never imagine how mass was said inside! There are beehive huts where monks prayed or sought solitude, special altars, early inscribed cross slabs and unusual ’cursing’ stones which might spark your interest. We can only go by boat to Inishmurray, so, on the way out, you can enjoy gorgeous scenery and you are almost guaranteed to see wild marine life such as seals, gulls and albatrosses. This makes for a fun and very interesting day out overall.

*Our trip to Inishmurray is suitable for all ages, however, due to high demand to visit this incredible island gem, you must get in touch with us as early as possible in the year and we can only take groups (minimum number 6). The trip is very much weather dependent and we have to go by what the skipper recommends at the end of the day. If you get to Inishmurray Island, you are very lucky indeed and it is much better to have a guide due to the amount of sites there are and the place is steeped in history.  If you are not a group, please get in touch as I can accompany you as your guide if you can book the boat!

 

Duration: c. 5 hrs

Terrain: Rocky, uneven ground, track

Price: Please enquire via booking enquiry form or email us on sligoseatrails@gmail.com


It is vital to book early for this trip as places fill up fast. Group minimum number is 6

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