Inis Meáin

Inishmeane

   Inishmeane (Inis Meáin) is a summer-only inhabited island, it lives approx 1 kilometre west of Port Arthur of the Gweedore coast. It sits approx 800 metres south of its nearest neighbour, Inishsirrer and over a kilometre east of Umphin_island.
   The island was originally populated until the mid-1960s and then abandoned due to the general hardship of living there. Since 2000 and the effect of the Celtic Tiger half the island's homes the pier has been renovated and there is no mains water or electricity on the island.


About Inishmeane

   The island was originally populated until the mid-1960s and then abandoned due to the general hardship of living there. Since 2000 and the effect of the Celtic Tiger half the island's homes the pier has been renovated and there is no mains water or electricity on the island.

   Access to the island is by boat with Port Arthur to the island pier being by far the easiest crossing. I have walked the entire coast of this wee island and alas I've found no suitable cliffs for rock climbing.


Inishmeane Donegal

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