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Tidal Island of Omey

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Thu, 12/26/2019 - 13:05

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.

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Dunguaire Castle

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Fri, 12/20/2019 - 18:30
Dunguaire Castle (Caisleán Dhún Guaire) was built in 1520 by the descendants of Guaire from the O’Hynes clan. It is located at Kinvara in the south of County Galway in Ireland. It takes its name from the original Dun of the King Guaire of Connacht, who died in AD 662. Dunguaire Castle was not a castle in the military sense, but rather a typical tower house of the 16th century. Upon arrival, a saxophone player was waiting for us, with suitable sounds accompanying us on the way up to the tower house.
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