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Hidden Gem: Finish Island

Connemara is full of hidden gems. One of our favourites is a small tidal island called Finish Island.

Finish Island can be found just off the coast of Carna in south Connemara. From Galway city take the N59 past Oughterard as far as Maam Cross. This will take around 45 minutes. Then take a left here and carry on straight for another half an hour. You can walk onto the island at low tide and explore for a couple of hours. Some of the old dwellings still remain standing and are interesting to explore. There are a few beaches on the island, the highlight being the long sandy beach to the North East of the island.

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