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Inishmurray Island Heritage Trail

This island is without a doubt ’the’ hidden gem of the whole of Sligo and this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. It is wild and peaceful.

Its wild birds, flora and an incredibly well preserved ancient monastic site dating to the 6th century AD make this island very special indeed. Explore it with us! We’ll explain the settlement history here, the island traditions of its poeple who endured harsh living conditions. They had to leave the island in 1948. We will show you the amazing little monastery that is nestled amongst wild vegetation and flora.  

Two fine churches survive within, one of them is so tiny, you could never imagine how mass was said inside! There are beehive huts, altars, inscribed cross slabs and unusual ’cursing’ stones here to name but a few sites of interest...

On your way by boat to Inishmurray, you can enjoy gorgeous scenery and you are almost guaranteed to see wild marine life such as seals, gulls and albatrosses. This makes for a fun and very interesting day out and is suitable for all ages, however, please let us know if you have any health concerns. Please bring water, a sandwich and sun screen!


Duration: c. 5 hrs

Terrain: Rocky, uneven ground, track

Price: Adult €70.00 Under 16’s €55.00 (includes boat trip and archaeologist guide)

It is vital to book early for this trip as places fill up fast. Group only min num 6

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