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.