Cape Clear Island
South-west of Sherkin is the larger Cape Clear Island (daily ferry from Baltimore, details available locally). Its inhabitants retain the Irish language and traditions. From its cliffs and headlands there are striking coastal views. The ruins of Dunamore Castle-a stronghold of the once powerful rulers of the island, the O' Driscolls-stand precariously on a rock on the north-west side of the island. To the south-west is Ireland's most southerly point, the solitary Fastnet Rock with its lighthouse.
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