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A 15th Century friary, the Mainster Inis Arcain, is just uphill from the ferry pier. It's one of two ruins on the island, the other being Dun-na-Long Castle, which was the seat of the O'Driscoll Clan. The two buildings were heavily damaged in 1537 when citizens of Waterford invaded the island after a dispute over a seized and plundered ship.

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Introduction
Types of walking trips
Resources and Web links

Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Rathlin Island
Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay
Sherkin Island
Heir Island
Cape Clear Island
Sheep's Head Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland

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