Clare – Scattery Island Centre

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Scattery Island Centre Clare

 

Located approximately one mile off Kilrush, Scattery Island is home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century by St. Senan who was born locally.

There are the ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland, 120 feet high, with it’s unusual feature of it’s door at ground level.  Scattery has had many invasions down through the centuries; the Vikings invaded during the early 9th century but Brian Boru later recaptured the island.  It is believed that Scattery is a derivation of the Norse word for treasure, which is Scatty.

 

 

 
 

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