Whiddy Island

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View approaching Whiddy Island with the Cahy Mountains in background.

Most Irish offshore islands are known for a distinctive feature, be it dramatic topography or archaeological remains. Whiddy Island (Oileán Faoide) ha(...)

Brian McGee: ’Debris rained down on Bantry.’ Photograph:  Tony McElhinney

“I had no choice but to write the book because Whiddy would never leave me alone. It’s always been with me, but hopefully now with the book I can clos(...)

The hulk of the Betelgeuse tanker lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island following the disaster. Photograph: Pat Langan

A survivor of the Whiddy Island oil terminal disaster in Bantry Bay, west Cork, yesterday spoke of the impact the tragedy continues to have on him (...)