Caher Island facts for kids
Cathair na Naomh
Looking towards Caher Island from Inishturk
Caher Island (Ireland)
|Major islands||Clare Island, Inishturk, Inishbofin, Inishark, Achillbeg, Caher Island|
|Area||128 acres (52 ha)|
|Highest elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|Highest point||Unnamed Peak|
|Pop. density||0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)|
Cathair na Naomh in Irish means the City of the Saints.
Access to the island
The island is accessed by boat from Inishturk. Caher can only be accessed reasonably safely by approaching with a small boat, such as a currach, from the east to the point marked as Portatemple on the charts. This is not a safe harbour, as heavy Atlantic swells can break through even on rare calm days. The comment on the chart for the area, "The entire area of irregular depths up to 4 miles offshore between Clew Bay and Killary harbour 10 miles further south, breaks in bad weather" reflects the fact that even in moderate swell conditions of less than 5 metres, peaks can rise and break unexpectedly.
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