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Pictures of Island Life on Cape Clear, West Cork

19th July 2017
Marine Wildlife watching boats at Cape Clear Harbour Marine Wildlife watching boats at Cape Clear Harbour Photo: Bob Bateman

It may be just three miles long by one mile wide but there's heaps of maritime activity on Ireland’s southern most inhabited Gaeltacht island, Cape Clear. 

Removed from the hustle and bustle of mainland life, Cape Clear offers relaxation, nature and peace. Photographer Bob Bateman captured exactly that (see images below) on a recent visit to the rugged and remote island, eight miles off the coast of West Cork.

Cape Clear’s remote island location, coupled with its proximity to the continental shelf, makes it a foremost centre for bird watching in Ireland. It is also a marine widlife haven with Whales, leatherback turtles, sun fish, dolphins and sharks are spotted regularly every year. 

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