Colm Cille figures prominently in the history of the island which he chose as a place of retreat and meditation for his monks
Learn a little about the island before you visit
Tory is officially known by it's Irish name, Toraigh
Tory is the most remote inhabited island of Ireland
14.5 kilometres (9.0 miles) off the north-west coast of County Donegal
The island is approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) long and 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) wide, and 1.38 square miles.
The word Tory comes from the Middle Irish word Tóraidhe which means bandit
The population is divided among four towns – An Baile Thoir (East Town), An Baile Thiar (West Town), An Lár (Middletown) and Úrbaile (Newtown)
Tory is part of the Donegal Gaeltacht and Ulster Irish (Gaeilge Uladh) is the main Irish dialect in use
Tory Island Co-ordinates are: 55°15′45″N 8°13′00″W
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Torys Wishing Stone, is a flat-topped rock jutting out over the northern cliff-face of Balors Fort. A wish can also be granted to she or he who succeeds in throwing three stones in a row on to the stone.
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