Inishsirrer (Inis Oirthir) is an unihabited island found 600 metres off the the Glashagh Lower coast in Gweedore. The island is 2 kilometre long and is about 300 metres wide at its widest point. The island has the ruined remains of 10 or so buildings and is grazed bt a flock of sheep. At the south east end of the island, nearest mainland Donegal is a large freshwater lake which attracts a huge amount of migrating birds and it is not unusual to be in the company of hundreds of Barnacle Geese as you arrive on the island.
Access to the island is by sea with the easiest and shortest crossing being from the beach at the roadend in Glashagh Lower. (Grid Ref B799296) The sea passage is about 600 metres and is sheltered most of the way by the tidal skerries on route. It is a sandy beach exit off Gweedore and there is an old pier and slip for and even easier landing at the south east tip on the island. inishsirrer's nearest neighbour is the summer only inhabited Inishmeane.
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