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Coordinates: 51°36′07″N 8°52′34″W / 51.602°N 8.876°W / 51.602; -8.876

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Inchydoney
Native name:
Inse Duine
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Inchydoney Island Beach
Geography
Location Clonakilty Harbour
Administration
County County Cork
Demographics
Ethnic groups Irish

Inchydoney (from Irish: Inse Duine) (often misspelled Inchadoney) is a small island off West Cork, Ireland, connected to the mainland by two causeways. The nearest town is Clonakilty. It has a Blue Flag beach.

It is a popular tourist destination. There are two beaches, one either side of the Virgin Mary headland. In Summer there is a lifeguard station on the headland for three months.

History

In 1584, the island, having been escheated to the Crown, was granted by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ross. After the Battle of Clonakilty in 1642, 600 of the Irish forces fled towards the island to take refuge; but with the tide setting in at the time, they all drowned before they could reach it.

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