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With a name like that you would think it was a rest home for retired conservative politicians. Not a bit of it, Tory Isalnd is like travelling back to the 1930's.

The Island is situated 11 kilometres off the North West Coast of Ireland. The people of Ireland regard Tory Island as being the jewel in the crown of islands off the coast of Ireland.

The people of Tory Island (Gaeltacht) refer to the mainland as "the country". Tory Island derives its name from the high pinnacle cliffs eroded by the battering swells of the Atlantic.

Tory Island has been populated since the age of Neolithic farmers four thousand years ago. Legend, which dates Tory Island back to the Bronze Age, has it that the island was occupied by a race of pirates whose god - chief was Balor of the Evil Eve.

Please feel free to visit my Tory Island pages, which will give a much greater variety of information including :

* how to meet a real-life king
* How to shop (in the massive hyperstore)
* how to get totally legless of illegal booze
* how to get freindly with seal

It awaits in intrepid traveller....

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  • Updated Mar 27, 2007
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