Inishturk is a small island located 14.5km off the Mayo coast in the West of Ireland. It measures about 5km x 2.5 km and rises to a peak of 722 feet above sea level. Its steep hills features a ruined signal tower from the early 19th century.
Renowned for its sheer rugged unspoilt beauty, Inishturk will delight nature lovers, adventure-seekers and and those in search of a relaxing time alike.
The island has much to offer for the outdoors enthusiast, it is home to many bird sanctuaries located around the cliffs and endangered flora such as The Spotted Rock Rose.
How to get there
To come to Inishturk you will need to take a ferry from Roonagh Pier. The island is served by a number of ferries, the time table and number sailings varies depending on the season, see the links page for information on contacting the ferry companies.
To find Roonagh Pier first make your way to the town of Westport, County Mayo and then follow the road west through Louisburgh and over the bridge keep heading west and then take the first right turn which is signposted for Roonagh and Inishturk ferries.
Find the ferry schedule on: www.omalleyferries.com
Things to do
There are plenty of activities to enjoy during your time on Inishturk. Go for a nice loop walk and discover its sea cliffs, signal tower, beaches and many more stunning views. If you are feeling a little more energetic, the island boasts some of the best swimming, scuba diving, and fishing points along its hiking trails.
Inishturk has something for each of us, you can simply explore the island by yourself or we will be happy to help arrange any specific requests such as traditional music, fishing trips, scuba diving, or day trips to our neighbouring islands of Cahir (uninhabited with ancient remains of a medieval Church.
Find more information about Inishturk activities on: www.inishturkisland.com