Beiginis

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Beiginis
Native name: Beiginis[1]
Beginis.jpg
Beginish as seen from Kerry's The Great Blasket Island
Beiginis is located in island of Ireland
Beiginis
Inishbofin (Ireland)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 52°06′56″N 10°30′26″W / 52.11556°N 10.50722°W / 52.11556; -10.50722Coordinates: 52°06′56″N 10°30′26″W / 52.11556°N 10.50722°W / 52.11556; -10.50722
Area 0.13 km2 (0.050 sq mi)
Highest elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Country
Province Munster
County Kerry
Demographics
Population 0

Beginish (from Irish: Beiginis, meaning "little island") is one of the Blasket Islands of County Kerry, Ireland.

Geography[edit]

It is a low-lying island (14 metres high) with an area of 13 hectares in Blasket Sound, between Great Blasket Island and the mainland. It has a large colony of Arctic terns. The island is also the main birthing site for grey seals.

There is at least one other island in County Kerry called Beginish: it lies at the mouth of the River Ferta about 1 km from Valentia Island. The Island lies to the north of Valentia Harbour.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Emerald Green: An Ecocritical Study of Irish Literature, Timothy Wenzell; ProQuest, 2008; see books.google.it (accessed on 2015-02-18)