Omey Island (Iomaidh)   9789
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Location: Claddaghduff      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Ireland      Date: 22 June 2012

Omey Island (Iomaidh) is a tidal island situated near Claddaghduff on the western edge of Connemara in County Galway. From the mainland the island is inconspicuous and almost hidden. It is possible to drive or walk across a large sandy strand to the island by following the arrowed signs. At high tide, the water is deep enough to cover a car.
In the early-to-mid-1990s a team of archaeologists began work to study the monastic heritage of the island, long known for being the site of a monastery and settlement reportedly founded by the prodigious St Feichin.
The island is now uninhabited and very impressive.


Waiting for the solution ... ;-) No idea, but it's a nice view.
2019/02/24 12:04 , Arno Bruckardt
It has some aspects in common with pano 25154, but not the most important geographically.
2019/02/24 14:47 , Giuseppe Marzulli
I was suspecting somewhere on the Irish west coast, where I have found similar scenes and where there also should be holy sites linked to early Christianity, but I have found no exact match. Cheers, Martin
2019/02/24 15:07 , Martin Kraus
It has a precise geographical characteristic.
2019/02/24 17:47 , Giuseppe Marzulli
southern southamerica ?
2019/02/24 17:48 , Steffen Minack
No, I've never been in South America.
Martin is well-oriented.
I am on an island that sometimes is an island and sometimes not....
2019/02/24 17:51 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Now I am back ;-) ... great riddle and great landscape, dear Giuseppe !!

I think I was there in 2010 ... the nearest major city is known for an annual festival, and even better known is the region, because two persons ended their adventure here ... (at first I wrote two brothers, but they were not brothers).

Cheers, Hans-Jörg

NB: Just for fun - take a look on my Testplatz #11177 - the first pic is the viewpoint from the other side, and the other from a hill to the right in your pano ...
2019/02/24 18:46 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
I saw your Testplatz. It seems impossible, but it is the same place. With the tidal islands it is always difficult.
Great place, anyway.
2019/02/24 20:28 , Giuseppe Marzulli
You are everywhere at home Guiseppe!

tanti saluti Seb
2019/02/25 17:11 , Sebastian Becher

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