Ancient Ruins and
A. Cnoc Raithní
View this Ancient Burial Site.
B. Teampall Chaomháin (Church of St. Kevin)
St Caomhán’s church (10th -14th century) is located in the island’s graveyard. Be sure to see these sunken ruins that are truly unique and not to be missed. Until very recently the Island community used to dig out the sands that the Atlantic winds brought in, almost completely burying the church. The site would have been buried and possibly lost but for this tradition. This is the main burial site still used on the island today.
C. Caisleán Uí Bhriain & Dún Formna (O’Brien’s Castle)
O’Brien’s Castle, also called Furmina Castle, is an early 15th century tower house and National Monument that you can’t miss when you arrive. O’Brien’s Castle is located at one of the Island’s highest points, in the north of Inisheer. The castle was built by the Clann Teige, a branch of the powerful O’Brien (Uí Briain) family, in the early 15th century around 1400. It was taken by the Ó Flaithbheartaigh (O’Flahertys) around 1582. It was captured and slighted by Oliver Cromwell’s army in 1652, during the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
D. An Túr Faire
E. Cill na Seacht Ninío
Church of the seven daughters.