Friday June 5, 2020

Glorious isolation

The island of Inishark is just ten miles off the west coast, but the last natives left over 50 years ago - leaving a place frozen in time, writes Fearghal O'Nuallain.

15th September, 2012
Tom Allen pitches the tent next to the church on Inishark's main road in the rain.

What would the world feel like without people? What would it be like without us, with just empty houses and vacant roads?

I wanted to find out, so I spent a day and a night exploring the uninhabited island of Inishark, ten miles off the Galway coast. I was joined by Tom Allen, an English adventurer who was in town to promote his film Janapar.

Getting to Inishark isn't easy. Our journey involved a tiresome...

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