Marks the South entrance of the Kenmare river, a most picturesque bay (despite its name), which offers a number of safe and beautiful harbours such as Sneem and Kilmakilloge. Darryname at the Northern entrance of the bay (North of Abbey Island) is also a beautiful and safe anchorage but the entrance is narrow and faces SW, so it is only suitable in settled weather. There's a sea arch running East - West through the rock, right under the lighthouse.
Au moyen age, cette ile escarpee et presque inacessible etait habitee par des moines qui y construisirent des huttes de pierres. C'est un haut lieu tourisitque, inscrit au pratimoine mondiale de l'UNESCO.