Inis na Bró

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Inishnabro
Native name: Inis na Bró
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Inis na Bró, with Tearaght Island behind
Inishnabro is located in island of Ireland
Inishnabro
Inishnabro
Geography
Coordinates 52°03′28″N 10°36′33″W / 52.05786°N 10.60913°W / 52.05786; -10.60913Coordinates: 52°03′28″N 10°36′33″W / 52.05786°N 10.60913°W / 52.05786; -10.60913
Archipelago Blasket Islands
Area 0.413 km2 (0.159 sq mi)
Highest elevation 175 m (574 ft)
Administration
County County Kerry
Inishnabro
Highest point
Elevation 175 m (574 ft) [1]
Prominence 175 m (574 ft) [1]
Listing Marilyn
Geography
Location County Kerry, Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid V212930

Inishnabro (Irish: Inis na Bró, meaning "island of the quern/bottom grind stone") is one of the Blasket Islands of County Kerry, Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Inishnabro is separated from Inishvickillane by a narrow sound (ca. 200 metres), and rises to 175 metres, and has an area of 41.3 hectares.

History[edit]

Early in 1970s, the U.S. commercial space pioneer Gary Hudson proposed using Inis na Bró as the launching site for a new rocket system.[2] The proposal only became public in 2003, when Irish Government files from the period were released under the 30-year rule.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dingle West Area - Inishnabro". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved June 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ Christopher Winn (2010). I Never Knew That About the Irish. Random House. Retrieved June 13, 2015.