Inishtooskert

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Inishtooskert
Native name: Inis Tuaisceart
Inis Tuaisceart (Inishtooskert) - geograph.org.uk - 220149.jpg
Inishtooskert, seen from the mainland
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
Highest point172
Administration
ProvinceMunster
CountyKerry
Demographics
Population0
Inishtooskert
Highest point
Elevation172 m (564 ft) [1]
Prominence172 m (564 ft) [1]
ListingMarilyn
Geography
LocationCounty Kerry, Ireland
OSI/OSNI gridQ235007

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).

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 or Britain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dingle West Area - Inishtooskert". MountainViews. Ordnance Survey Ireland. Retrieved June 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Shima Journal

Photo gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Inis Tuaisceart at Wikimedia Commons