Caisleán Uí Bhríain (O’Brien’s Castle)
This 15th century Tower House stands upon the highest point of the Island towering proudly over the stone walls below. The Tower House is built within a Cashel-Stone Age fort (Dun Formna). Are we related? Perhaps.
This is a 10th century church located within the graveyard of St. Caomhan (St. Kevin), which is the Patron Saint of Inis Oírr. Each year on the Patron Saint day the Islanders gather to celebrate their local community and heritage. Until very recently the Island community used to dig out the sands that the Atlantic winds brought in, almost completely burying the church. The site would have been buried and possibly lost but for this tradition. This is the main burial site still used on the island today.
The Plassey Shipwreck
This famous freighter was washed ashore in 1960, much to the surprise of the Islanders. The ship was heading for the Port of Galway stocked with many goods that were never before seen on Inis Oírr. The Islanders saw a troubled ship washed ashore and mounted a rescue effort to successfully save all those on board. The ship was filled with goods never before seen on the Island, including biscuits and toilets!
This is the holy well of St. Enda, the Patron Saint of Inis Mór.
This is a small 9th century church.
This ancient burial mound dates back to the Bronze Age and is evidence of the earliest settlers to Inis Oírr. This tumulus dates back to around 2000 B.C.
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