An Outing to Gola Island (Oileán Ghabhla)

March 20, 2023
Date June 11, 2023
Time 7:30 am
Location Meet at Cartron Car Park, Sligo

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The island of Gabhla (Gola) covers about one square mile (500 acres) and is situated about one mile from the pier at Machaire Gathlán, or two miles from the pier at An Bun Beag. Gola is a small island off the coast of  Gweedore Co Donegal. The island was unpopulated as recently as 1996 but in recent years people have started to return. A ferry service operates during the holiday season and on request for the remainder of the year.

To the back of the island, seabirds are numerous, with cormorants, Shags, Razorbills as well as the odd passing Gannet and Skua. At the southern end of the near Port na Crin and the old school house, many shore species of bird can be admired such as the Eider, divers and various species of Tern

Contact; Thelma Hunter 086 795 3349 – or Michael Bell 085 1751000

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