Inishturk

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Is a small island located 14.5 Kilometres off the Mayo coast in the West of Ireland it measures about 5Km x 2.5 and rises to a peak of 722 feet above sea level which features a ruined signal tower from the early 19th century.

Renowned for its sheer rugged unspoilt beauty it will delight nature lovers or those in search of quiet relaxation.

If you are feeling a little more energetic the island boasts some of the best swimming and scuba diving and fishing you will find along with hiking trails for a leisurely ramble or the more challenging cliff walk.

The island is home to a number of bird sanctuaries located around the cliffs and endangered flora such as The Spotted Rock Rose can be found here.

How to get here

To get out to Inishturk you will need to take a ferry from Roonagh Pier. The island is served by a number of ferries, the time table and number sailings varies depending on the season, see the links page for information on contacting the ferry companies.

To find Roonagh Pier first make your way to the town of Westport, County Mayo and then follow the road west through Louisburgh and over the bridge keep heading west and then take the first right turn which is signposted for Roonagh and Inishturk ferries.

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