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
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 52°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
Archipelago Blasket Islands
Highest point 172
Country
Province Munster
County Kerry
Demographics
Population 0
Inishtooskert
Elevation 172 m (564 ft)[1]
Prominence 172 m (564 ft)[1]
Listing Marilyn
Location
Location County Kerry, Ireland
OSI/OSNI grid Q235007

Inishtooskert (Inis Tuaisceart in Irish) is the northernmost of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, Ireland.

Etymology[edit]

The name means "northern island". 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. 

Photo gallery[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Inis Tuaisceart at Wikimedia Commons