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Tory Island

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Tory Island is an island located about 11 km off the north-western coast of County Donegal.

Get in[edit]

The only access to the island is by ferry. Ferry times are dependant on the weather, the tide, and the time of year, and run from Magheroarty and Bunbeg. It's best to call the pier office in Magheroarty to confirm the day before you go on +353 74 9135061

Get around[edit]

There are two "towns" on the island, called simply West Town and East Town and the best way to explore the island is by foot or by bicycle, which can be hired on the island (Phone 00353(0)74 9165614)


  • Balor's Teeth and the granite cliffs, on the east side of the island.
  • The Tau Cross is a reminder of St. Colm Cille's monastic period on the island. Carved from a single slab of slate, it is considered to be of great importance to the fishermen,who pray there before going fishing.
  • The Round Tower was built in the sixth century and is made of granite.
  • The Lighthouse was built between 1828 and 1832 and was manned until 1990.


  • Meet the King of Tory, Patsy Dan Rodgers. The title is not inherited but rather bestowed on the bearer by the islanders. Patsy Dan represents the people and tries to meet every visitor who lands on the island.



  • Creggan Restaurant 00353 (0) 74 9135856




  • Tory Hotel 00353 (0) 74 9135920


  • Tory Hostel 00353 (0) 74 9165145

Bed and Breakfasts[edit]

Graceanne Duffy( Bord Failte Approved) 00353 (0) 74 9135136

Eílís Nic Ruairí 00353 (0) 74 9135512

Máire Nic Fhionntaigh 00353 (0) 74 9135856

Noelle & Eddie Doohan 00353 (0) 87 7950176

Self-catering Apartments[edit]

Jimmy Rodgers' Self-catering apartments 00353 (0) 74 9165152

Get out[edit]

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