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Situated off the coast about 3 km South-West of Kilkee, Bishop’s Island is a sea stack, with sheer sides rising 40m from the sea. In 1839 Eugene O’Curry wrote that ‘those of neighbouring landsmen as have nerve enough’ used it for grazing, presumably by hoisting their sheep up the cliffs on ropes.

What makes this site unique is that there are the remains of a dry stone church, a beehive hut and other ruins built there before it separated from the mainland over the last thousand years.

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