Inishtooskert

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Inishtooskert
Native name:
Inis Tuaisceart
Inishtooskert Sunset.jpg
Sunset over Inishtooskert, from Great Blasket
Inishtooskert is located in island of Ireland
Inishtooskert
Inishtooskert
Geography
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates52°07′50″N 10°34′42″W / 52.13045°N 10.57831°W / 52.13045; -10.57831Coordinates: 52°07′50″N 10°34′42″W / 52.13045°N 10.57831°W / 52.13045; -10.57831
ArchipelagoBlasket Islands
Area241 acres (98 ha)[1]
Highest elevation226 m (741 ft)
Administration
ProvinceMunster
CountyKerry
Demographics
Population0

Inishtooskert (sometimes spelled Inishtooshkert[2]) (Inis Tuaisceart in Irish) is the northernmost of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, Ireland.

Etymology[edit]

The Irish name means "northern island" and the English name is a phonetic spelling of the Irish name. The island is also known as An Fear Marbh (the dead man) or the sleeping giant due to its appearance when seen from the east (as in the photograph).[3]

Nature[edit]

Inishtooskert holds important seabird colonies, as well as extensive ruins of ancient stone buildings.

Of particular note is the colony of European storm-petrels. With over 27,000 pairs in 2000 (Seabird 2000 survey), this is the largest colony in Ireland.

In culture[edit]

The island appears frequently in David Lean's 1970 film Ryan's Daughter.

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Townlands.ie - Inishtooskert
  2. ^ Shima Journal
  3. ^ "The Islands of Ireland: Dead man's island". The Irish Examiner. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Inis Tuaisceart at Wikimedia Commons