Inisfitae, Mutton Island, Co. Clare

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Title

Inisfitae, Mutton Island, Co. Clare

Subject

Island ruins

Description

Lantern slide of fortified headland at Inisfitae, Mutton Island, Co. Clare. Originally catalogued with labels `'C3 20', 'T. Mason, 5, Dame Street, Dublin' and 'Inisfitae, Mutton Island, Co. Clare'. Depicted are two ruins at Inisfitae at Mutton Island. Samuel Lewis records that the ruins were an old signal tower and an ancient structure, said to date from the time of St. Senan of Inniscattery. According to the Annals of the Four Masters, the island was once called Fitha Island and it formed part of the mainland until March 16th, 804 when a tidal wave or earthquake caused the land to break away and over 1,000 people drowned. The island is now uninhabited with the last inhabitants leaving in the 1920s; little remains of the village. The exact location on the island of the ruins could not be established.

Creator

Sophie Hogan

Publisher

The Discovery Programme

Contributor

The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI)

Format

image/tiff

Language

EN

Type

Image

Identifier

Box03_019
RSAI, Lantern Slide, BOX 03

Date Created

18/03/15

Has Format

Scanned to 2400 dpi , 16 bit greyscale image with automatic exposure

Is Part Of

RSAI Lantern Slide Collection

Extent

114.3mb
7559 x 7559 pixels

Medium

Lantern Slides

Spatial Coverage

Ireland
Clare
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Mutton Island
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Latitude:
Longitude:
Place: Mutton Island, Co. Clare Latitude: 52.8102778 Longitude: -9.52333329999999

Rights Holder

The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (RSAI)

Files

BOX03_019.jpg

Tags

Citation

Sophie Hogan, “Inisfitae, Mutton Island, Co. Clare,” Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, accessed April 13, 2021, http://rsai.locloudhosting.net/items/show/30376.

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