Ireland's islands, secret vacation havens around the coast (PHOTOS)

 The unspoilt beautiful islands are dotted around the country’s coast from Mizen to Malin Head

The East

Ireland’s Eye

An early Christian monastic site, now uninhabited, Ireland’s Eye lies just off the Dublin coastline.
St. Nessan founded a monastery here in the sixth century and today the remains of an eight-century church can still be seen. In the early 19th century a Martello Tower was built to defend against attack from France.

It’s now best known for bird-watching, with bird-watchers flocking to the island in droves between late spring and late summer.