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  Cape Clear Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Cape Clear Island is the most southerly tip of Ireland (with the exception of the Fastnet Rock which lies seven kilometres offshore).
The island's climate is oceanic and the fauna Lusitanian.
Small areas of the island are tilled with the island's principal crops being potatoes, oats and turnips.
www.birdwatchireland.ie /bwi/pages092003/wildlifecourses/capeclear.html   (1021 words)

  Clear Island -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Clear Island ((additional info and facts about Irish language) Irish language: Oileán Chléire), also known as Cape Clear, lies south west of (additional info and facts about County Cork) County Cork in the (additional info and facts about Republic of Ireland) Republic of Ireland.
The island is divided into east and west halves by an (A relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas) isthmus.
Cape Clear is also home to a (A tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships) lighthouse and a (additional info and facts about bird observatory) bird observatory.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/cl/clear_island.htm   (245 words)

 Encyclopedia: Clear Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Clear Island (Irish Gaelic: Oileán Chléire), also known as Cape Clear, lies south west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
Ferries sail from the North Harbour to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland.
The island is known as the birthplace of Saint Kierna, for the Dún an Óir fort, and for its birdlife, including guillemots, cormorants and storm petrels.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Clear-Island   (232 words)

 Clear Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Clear Island (Irish language: Oileán Chléire), known locally as Cape Clear, lies south west of County Cork in the Republic of Ireland.
The island is known as the birthplace of Saint Ciarán, for the Dún an Óir fort, and for its birdlife, including Black and Common Guillemots, Cormorants and storm petrels.
Seals, basking sharks and dolphins are found in the surrounding water, while sea pinks and honeysuckle are common plants on the land.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cape_Clear   (229 words)

 Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Lewis, 1837 description ©Jane Lyons
CAPE CLEAR ISLAND, a parish in the Eastern division of the barony of West Carbery, county of Cork and province of Munster, 16 miles (S. by W.) from Skibbereen; containing 1059 inhabitants.
The chief supply of fuel is brought from the mainland, as the island itself affords none, except what is made of a fl mud found near the western lake, and bake during the summer; the inhabitants suffer extreme privations in winter from the scarcity of fuel.
The island was formerly remarkable for a race of men of extraordinary stature and strength, whose feats are the subject of many interesting narratives.
www.from-ireland.net /lewis/cork/c/corkcapeclear.htm   (926 words)

His father was born on the island and Diarmuid has spent all his summers in Cape.
Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland.
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 ipedia.com: Deforestation Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Deforestation has been practiced by humans for thousands of years chiefly as a result of clearing land for commercial and industrial development, intensive collection of firewood, clearing of land for growing crops and to develop pasture for grazing animals.
Clearing of forests for the development of pasture for cattle has also resulted in deforestation as has the encroachment upon forests due to increasing human populations.
While the earliest example of deforestation is unclear, (there is some controversy over the origin of the Sahara Desert for example) see history of Easter Island for clear evidence of the ecological impact of human activity.
www.ipedia.com /deforestation.html   (458 words)

 Cape Clear Island - Europe for Visitors
The hilly island is 3 miles or 5 km long and looks a bit like a Scottish Terrier in profile, with a narrow neck behind the head connecting the North and South Harbours.
Cape Clear's year-round population is less than 140 but grows to several hundred during the summer, when Irish students from ages 11 to 18 attend "Gaelic colleges" where they can practice their Irish.
Cape Clear also attracts walkers, amateur birdwatchers, and the ornithologists who man the Cape Clear Bird Observatory during spring and fall.
europeforvisitors.com /europe/countries/ireland/walking-in-ireland-cape-clear-island.htm   (361 words)

 Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences : The terrestrial Coleoptera of Point Clear Island and surrounding ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
A general survey of the terrestrial beetles of Point Clear Island and surrounding marshlands was conducted using a wide variety of collection techniques.
The extensive tidal marsh of southwestern Hancock County, Mississippi encloses several small, sandy islands, of which Point Clear Island is one of the largest and most accessible.
These islands are part of a Late Holocene littoral ridge complex (Otvos, 1973) and are surrounded, more or less, by dense marsh vegetation.
static.highbeam.com /j/journalofthemississippiacademyofsciences/october012002/theterrestrialcoleopteraofpointclearislandandsurro/index.html   (276 words)

 Let's Go Travel Guides | Discover Britain and Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
You've arrived on an island half the size of Spain with a population almost twice that of California, whose people have managed to colonize two-fifths of the globe and win just about every war they've gotten into.
The rolling farms of the south and the rugged peaks of the north are only hours apart by train, and even on a two-week trip, you'll come across peoples as diverse as London clubbers, Welsh students, and Scottish crofters.
But even if the disparate regions of Britain are perpetually at odds, they all embrace the fruits of the cultures they've come across in their globetrotting days: Brits eat kebab and curry as often as they do scones and lemon curd, and watch American TV shows as much as the BBC.
www.letsgo.com /BI/20-Ireland-471   (408 words)

 Cape Clear Ferry
The Naomh Ciarán II itself is 58 feet long by 20 feet in the beam with a 1.6 metre draught.
Cape Clear Island - eight miles from the Irish mainland - dominates the entrance to Roaring Water Bay on Ireland's south-west tip.
Boat trips to watch the whales and dolphins which frequent the island's shores are also popular.
www.emara.com /ferry   (399 words)

 Cape Clear Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Cape Clear Island is Ireland's most southerly island.
The island is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and has a population of 120 persons.It is a gaeltacht island - the first language is Irish.
Accommodation and food are available at Cape Clear Island Holiday Centre.
www.westcorkcoastalcruises.com /cape_clear_island.htm   (113 words)

 CTV.ca | Navy to steer clear of Hans Island during patrol
Defence critics say the voyage of Halifax-based HMCS Glace Bay and HMCS Shawinigan is a missed opportunity to demonstrate sovereignty and reinforce Canada's claim to Hans Island, a barren, oval-shaped rock that is often dwarfed by neighboring icebergs off northwestern Greenland.
Asserting Canadian sovereignty over the 1.3 kilometre island "is not the primary goal of the deployment,'' she said in an interview.
With the thawing of northern seas and the potential for undersea resources, such as oil and natural gas, Canada's northern boundary with Greenland is taking on new importance.
www.ctv.ca /servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1123609859857_119019059/?hub=Canada   (498 words)

 Island Quays Realty - Clear Island Waters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Island Quays Realty are specialists in prestige Waterfront Homes Located on the Central Gold Coast.
Our Office is centrally located within Clear Island Waters.
Your next Purchase is an important one, so using Island Quays Realty is a trusted formula.
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 Big Island Travel Accommodation Holiday Guide
Big Island Travel is the one-stop resource for independent-minded travellers to this exotic south pacific destination.
Big Island travel centres on exploring its wild landscapes, from the active volcanoes in the south, the beautiful sweeping beaches on the west coast, the remote tropical wilderness of Waipio in the north, the lush valleys and waterfalls in the east and the snow-capped barren mountains in its centre.
The Big Island Hawaii is by far the largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
www.big-island.islands-travel.com   (429 words)

 Dáil Éireann - Volume 383 - 20 October, 1988 - Written Answers. - Cape Clear Island (County Cork) Electricity Supply ...
Bruton asked the Minister for Energy the future he envisages for the wind generation plant on Cape Clear Island, County Cork.
There is no question of my Department becoming directly involved in the purchase of the equipment which was put in place by private interests under the EC Demonstration Grant Programme at Cape Clear.
I understand that commercial negotiations are taking place between the ESB and the owners of this equipment but it would be inappropriate for me to intervene in these negotiations.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0383/D.0383.198810200028.html   (191 words)

 HI - Cape Clear Island, Cork Youth Hostel
HI - Cape Clear Island, Cork Youth Hostel
Situated 8 miles by boat off the coast of West Cork this small peaceful Gaeltacht island is your last Irish stop before the South Pole.
The area is superb for whale & dolphin & birdwatching, and also has some great scenic walks.
www.hihostels.com /dba/hostel028016.en.htm   (50 words)

 County Cork Article, CountyCork Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The remote west of the county, known as West Cork, is a popular destinationfor tourists, who visit the small villages and islands including SherkinIsland, Clear Island and Dursey Island.
In recent years land in the far west of the county has become in high demand internationally, and large numbers of EU citizenshave settled in the area, along with celebrities such as Jeremy Irons and director Neil Jordan.
These are Múscraí in the north of thecounty and Oileán Chléire, or Cape Clear, an island in the west accessible by ferry.
www.anoca.org /west/ireland/county_cork.html   (317 words)

 RootsWeb: GENIRE-L Cape Clear Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
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 Guardian Unlimited Shopping | Music. | Tower: In Memory; Big Sky; Wild Purple; No Longer Very Clear; Island Prelude, ...
Born in 1938, Joan Tower is a senior figure in American music, and was, in 1991, the first woman to win the Grawemeyer Award.
But her music is hardly ever heard on this side of the Atlantic, though this collection of chamber works suggests we are missing out on a considerable musical voice, one who has forged a distinctive style from a variety of contemporary models including serialism and Messiaen.
No Longer Very Clear, the four piano pieces, vividly played on the disc by Ursula Oppens, take their individual titles from lines by John Ashbery; they are intense, study-like, and shaped with absolute precision.
shopping.guardian.co.uk /music/story/0,1587,1542466,00.html   (180 words)

 Singer Island.com Hotels - Real Estate - Golf
Singer Island Florida: It may surprise many that their daydream of the picture postcard South Florida resort surrounded by spacious sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters will be found on Singer Island, and not in adjacent Palm Beach.
Singer Island's long sandy beaches are considered by many to be the best in Florida.
Singer Island was named for Paris Eugene Singer, the famous developer of Palm Beach and 23rd child of Isaac Singer, the sewing machine magnate (Paris also fathered a son with Isadora Duncan).
www.singerisland.com   (311 words)

 Let's Go Travel Guides | Discover Western Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Tides have turned, but even as certain world leaders were peevishly dismissing “Old Europe” just two years ago, Old Europe was shoring up its leadership role on human rights and its unassailable niche as a cultural destination.
The proliferation of small European airlines has cleared the way for a new era of budget globetrotting.
And while planes etch intricate patterns across the sky overhead and a common currency passes through hands and across borders below, clusters of Internet cafes weave a virtual web all their own.
www.letsgo.com /WEUR/13-Ireland-288   (365 words)

 BUG backpackers hostel reviews Cape Clear Island Youth Hostel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
South Harbour, Cape Clear Island, Skibbereen, Co Cork
I stayed in Cape Clear Hostel for two days in August 1959/or /1960.Had a wonderful time.
Cape Clear is a beautiful island off the southwest coast of Ireland.The hostel is right next to the sea so you wake up to the sound of waves lapping at the seashore.There are nice walks around the island,great birdwatching and 3 pubs within walking distance of each other.Accomodation is basic but don't mind that!!
www.bugeurope.com /reviews/Ireland/Co_Cork/Cape_Clear_Island/ie017/index.htm   (171 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Jersey | Lizards' future dependent on rats
Conservationists from Jersey's Durrell Wildlife Trust are trying to clear an island of rats, in an effort to save an endangered reptile.
The rodents live on Rat Island, off St Lucia, and workers want to reclaim the island to establish a breeding ground for the rare whiptail lizard.
The lizard is facing extinction and this area of the Caribbean is one of the last places that it can be found.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/newsFeedXML/moreover/-/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4277123.stm   (148 words)

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