Wandering around the Little Island
As I mentioned in my last post, Inis Oirr is (quite literally) a one-horse town.
There’s no better way to explore than to rent some bikes, brave the wind, and circle the island on the only trail there is (which also happens to be bike-friendly).
We came across all kinds of strange and interesting textures, landscapes, and structures.
The entire island is covered by walls made of stones, presumably built by residents as a way to clear the land for grass and agriculture. Without any actual soil at their disposal, they brought in sand and seaweed instead.
Inis Oirr is home to The Plassey, a famous ship that got just a little too close to the island in 1960 and tragically got pushed onto the rocks by the harsh winds and waves of the ocean. The entire ship is there, just sitting on the rocks rusting away – it’s quite a sight!
Like a bunch of crazies, we finished out our stay on Inis Oirr by taking a dip in the icy-cold water. So refreshing, so unnecessary.