St Nessan founded a monastery on Ireland's Eye off the coast of Dublin in the sixth century, and today the remains of an eighth century church can still be seen.In the early 19th century a Martello tower was built to defend against attacks from France.The island, now a bird sanctuary, has a rugged coast with a free standing rock formation known as 'The Stack'. Large numbers of guillemots, terns, gannets, razorbills, cormorants and puffins nest around the shore.
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1 Apr - 31 Aug
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