Glashedy Island Sunset

Pollan Bay, Ballyliffin and off the coast – Glashedy Island. Beautiful names matched by the beauty of the surroundings.

Sitting at the top of the Inishowen peninsula is Ballylifin town and Pollan Bay, Glashedy Island is one af a few Islands that are scattered around this part of Ireland, Doagh being another one. Pollan is also home to the ruin of Carrickabraghy Castle.

Glashedy Island looks very different during the day and has a small silver beach that is exposed at low tide. It was also used as a location for illegal poitin stills and storage during the 19th and 20th centuries. Although is mainly rock there is an expanse of green grass covering it’s top on this is where the name Glashedy comes from (glas being the Gaelic for green).

It is uninhabited.