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Inchydoney Island Beach
Inchydoney (from Irish: Inse Duine) (often misspelled Inchadoney ) is a small island, long connected to the mainland by two causeways, in West Cork, Ireland. The nearest town is Clonakilty. It has a Blue Flag beach.
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.
|Source: Central Statistics Office. "CNA17: Population by Off Shore Island, Sex and Year". CSO.ie. Retrieved October 12, 2016.|
Inchydoney 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.
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