St Patrick's Island

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St Patrick's Island
Native name: Inis Pádraig
St Patrick's Island is located in island of Ireland
St Patrick's Island
Geography
Location Irish Sea
Coordinates 53°35′07.30″N 6°04′26.14″W / 53.5853611°N 6.0739278°W / 53.5853611; -6.0739278Coordinates: 53°35′07.30″N 6°04′26.14″W / 53.5853611°N 6.0739278°W / 53.5853611; -6.0739278
Archipelago Skerries
Country
Province Leinster
County Dublin
Demographics
Population 0

St Patrick's Island (Irish: Inis Pádraig, meaning "St Patrick's Island") is the most distant of three low-lying uninhabited islets off the headland of Skerries, County Dublin in Ireland. It is an island of low cliffs and lies about 1.5 km from the mainland, with vegetation consisting of grasses, brambles and other species such as hogweed. It is the most important of the three islands for breeding seabirds. Cormorant, Shag and Herring Gull are the most prominent species.

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