It’s hard to explain Tory Island in words. The small island, about 12 km off the coast of Ireland, is a real unique place and stronghold of Irish tradition. This is lived intensively by the islanders who have chosen their own king. Sights of the island are a T-shaped cross (the so-called Tau cross), remains of a round tower and monastery, as well as a lighthouse. Especially spectacular is Dún Bhaloir, the fort of Balor, on a narrow promontory. According to legend, that one-eyed Balor was a warrior of gigantic form blessed with supernatural powers.