Islands with a checkered history
There are two main islands - Inishkea North and Inishkea South. A small third island called Rusheen lies just off the main village on Inishkea South, and several smaller islets trail from its tail. The islands are just off the mainland coast along the Wild Atlantic Way and offer some protection to the Mullet from the power of the wild Atlantic waters. They are now home to a large number of bird species, grey seals, rabbits, many sheep and a few donkeys. It seems that man's removal from the islands has encouraged return of the birds that once numbered so many and were nearly obliterated.