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Rutland Island

Rutland, off Burtonport

Best seen from the ferry between Burtonport and Arranmore, the island of Inishmacadurn, renamed Rutland in the 1780s, was the site for the Great North West Fishery. A planned street of slated houses (1786), the first in the Rosses, various stores and warehouse can be seen on the port side on the way out and a very fine 18th century house on Inishcoo on the starboard. See where Napper Tandy landed in 1798 from the French corvette, the ‘Anacreon’. Ask at Burtonport if local boatmen would take you out. A very well attended Heritage Walk is held every year during the Burtonport Festival (24th July this year) via ferry.

 

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