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Oileáin news ......

Post by DaveWalsh » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:37 am

Word reaches Oileáin of a kayaker in Mayo performing a commendable civic duty. Names have been withheld to protect the guilty - https://www.mayo.ie/news/major-clean-up ... bo-cliffs/

Latest change to Oileáin involves a small islet off Renvyle in Connemara, renamed, or more named (of all things) in peculiar circumstances
Green Island
L683-653 Sheet 37
Much larger than expected from looking at the OS map where it is not named, and where only the spot height 8m is given, this wee islet is large even at HW, and has substantial sounds on both sides to Crump and Shanvallybeg. Note its strange reed bed. Land SE side.
Known on the 1829 OSI six inch (1:10,000) map as Green Island, it is commonly known as Oileán na nGamhna – “The Island of the Calves”.This island was primarily used to wean young calves born in summer on the larger two neighbouring islands. Called “No Name Island” in the 2014 edition of Oileáin the correct name in English and Irish was established in 2019 arising out of research for a television programme about Irish placenames “Creedon’s Atlas of Ireland”.
August 2019


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Re: Oileáin news ......

Post by Chris McDaid » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:00 pm

Hmmmmm I wonder who the passing kayaker was? :D :D :D :D


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