For now anyway.......
Oileain now has 592 islands and rising, the most recent being four wee newbies in Cashla Bay around about Rossaveal, where the research introduced me to a Martello Tower of all things. There are a couple in Bertraboy Bay and some in Dunmanus Bay.
Some researched stuff has been developed, the flows at Wicklow Head corrected and biggest thing of all on the east coast is Rosslare Fort Island, the sandbank that keeps on giving. Read about the foreign language spoken there for centuries, the RNLI exploits and above all their blue whale, biggest ever stranded and harvested, first for meat and then for the bones and carcass, which nowadays is the centrepiece on view in the natural history museum in London, replacing the dinosaur that was there the last time I took a stroll that way.
Oileain will never do its job properly without the support of kayakers and small boat people who are out there and see things and spot that Oileain doesn't have them or has them wrong.
See it all on www.oileain.org which is again all up to date.
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