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Caher Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Caher Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland


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About Caher Island

Caher Island, an uninhabited island off the coast of County Mayo in Ireland, is situated between the larger Clare Island and Inishturk. An ancient centre for pilgrimage, it is still visited for this reason today. On 15 August each year, the Feast of the Assumption, there is a pilgrimage to the island.The island has an Early Christian monastery with the remains of a chapel in an enclosure and several carved slabs. The island appears to hold the remains of hermitages of seventh century monks.

Attractions Near Caher Island

Inisturk5.78km from Caher Island

Inishturk is an inhabited island of County Mayo, in Ireland. Inishturk has been inhabited on and off since 4,000 BCE and has been inhabited permanently since at least 1700. Inishturk meaning ‘Island of the Wild Boar’, is a wild, windswept patch of lush greenness with sheer wall-like cliffs and steep hills.

Silver Strand
Silver Strand12.34km from Caher Island

The magnificent Silver Strand Beach in Mayo is arguably one of the best beaches in Ireland, and it’s one of our favourite places to visit in Mayo. The beach is located in an ecologically important area and in 2016 received the Green Coast Award in recognition of the beach’s clean environment, excellent water quality and natural beauty. The location is also a Discovery Point on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Renvyle Beach
Renvyle Beach12.6km from Caher Island

A beautiful sandy beach which was located in the stunning Connemara district of Galway. It is widely known for the caravan and camping park that sits right on the edge of the beach. The beach was also one of the recipients of the Green Coast Award Beaches 2013, which is an award for beaches that have excellent water quality but are also prized for their natural, unspoilt environment.

Uggool Beach
Uggool Beach13.4km from Caher Island

Uggool Beach is a large beach in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, located south of the town of Louisburgh. It is situated at the mouth of Killlary Harbour to its south, with Silver Strand to its north, Mweelrea mountain to its east and the Atlantic ocean to its west.It is bordered by the townlands of Uggool, Doovilra and Mweelin. The Bunanakee River flows across Uggool Beach. The tidal Dooneen Island is on the southern edge of the beach.

Tully Mountain
Tully Mountain15.07km from Caher Island

Tully Mountain is a large hill near the coast to the north-west of Letterfrack in County Galway, Ireland. It is 356 m high and been listed as a Special Area of Conservation. The 356-metre high hill is visually striking, as it stands in a prominent position on the Renvyle Peninsula between Ballinakill harbour. The main features are rocky outcrops and upland grassland, with alpine and subalpine heaths.

Glassilaun Beach
Glassilaun Beach15.29km from Caher Island

This is a white sandy beach with a stunning mountain backdrop. You can enjoy breathtaking scenery and crystal clear waters. Perfect for those looking for a scenic stroll, great snorkelling or a swim with a view. The beach is popular for swimming, snorkelling, walking and sightseeing.

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County Mayo
County Mayo
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County Mayo is a county in Ireland. In the West of Ireland, in the province of Connacht, it is named after the village of Mayo. stretches over 2,175 square miles and is home to 130,507 people. Mayo's county town is picturesque Westport, crowned as "the best place to live in Ireland" in early summer 2012 by the Irish Times.