Tory Island Toraigh

It's hard to put Tory Island in words. The small island lies around 12 kilometres from the Irish coast in the Atlantic and is a unique place with strong Irish traditions, kept alive by the islanders, who still elect their own king. There is much to see here: an old T-shaped cross, the ruins of a round tower and an abbey and a light house. Especially spectacular is Dún Bhaloir, the fort of Balor, on a narrow land tongue on the rough north-eastern coastline. According to legend Balor was a oneeyed, giant warrior, with supernatural powers.


There are two ports with a ferry to Tory Island. One is located in Magheroarty (40 minutes cruise) the other in Bunbeg (90 minutes cruise), both on the Wild Atlantic Way.



Wild Atlantic Way section