Tidal Island of Omey

Omey Island (Irish Iomaí) is located near Clifden and can be reached over a wide sandy beach at low tide. This is also possible by car, as a "fairway" is well marked - but one thinks "just do not stop" when crossing.


There is a lake and a sacred spring on the island. The island is considered a place of worship for Saint Feichin of Sligo, who founded a monastery here, where he died in 664 AD.


The island has been suffering from population decline for a long time and you can only meet a few inhabitants in the beautiful landscape. There is a lot to discover. In 2014, for example, Storm a 6000 year old coastal dwelling on the western and northern coasts.

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Picture 1: Village, beach and cemetery

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Picture 2: The wide beaches of the island

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Picture 3: Rocks on Omey

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Picture 4: Boat on the beach

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Picture 5: Was the monastery here?

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Picture 6: Left house

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Picture 7: Paths to Omey

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Picture 8: Back over the "Tidal trail"
Video: The crossing to the tidal island