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Tory Island

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Tory Island is an island located about 11 km off the north-western coast of County Donegal.

Get in[edit]

The only access to the island is by ferry. Ferry times are dependant on the weather, the tide, and the time of year, and run from Magheroarty and Bunbeg. It's best to call the pier office in Magheroarty to confirm the day before you go on +353 74 9135061

Get around[edit]

There are two "towns" on the island, called simply West Town and East Town and the best way to explore the island is by foot or by bicycle, which can be hired on the island (Phone +35374 916-5614).


  • Balor's Teeth and the granite cliffs, on the east side of the island.
  • The Tau Cross is a reminder of St. Colm Cille's monastic period on the island. Carved from a single slab of slate, it is considered to be of great importance to the fishermen,who pray there before going fishing.
  • The Round Tower was built in the sixth century and is made of granite.
  • The Lighthouse was built between 1828 and 1832 and was manned until 1990.


  • Meet the King of Tory, Patsy Dan Rodgers. The title is not inherited but rather bestowed on the bearer by the islanders. Patsy Dan represents the people and tries to meet every visitor who lands on the island.







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