Knockadoon Head & Chapel Island

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Knockadoon Head & Chapel Island
About 8 miles south of Youghal (and south of Ballymacoda), Cork.Size: Head: 5 hectares (13 acres) Island: 6 hectares (15 acres)
Habitat: A headland situated on the east Cork coast, and a small island lying offshore.

Birds & wildlife: The island hosts Chough, Peregrine and a colony of cormarants. The headland has attracted a number of rare migrants in recent years, including Pied Wheatear (1st Irish record) and Sardinian Warbler (2nd Irish record). Scarce migrants have included Hoopoe, Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Black Redstart (the latter occasionally in large numbers) The head is a good sea-watching point.

Visiting & access: A dirt track leads around the headland to the tip. Access to the island is by written permission from BirdWatch Ireland only.

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