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skerry

Chiefly Scot
1. a small rocky island
2. a reef

Skerry

 

a rocky island separated by narrow straits and inlets from the intricately dissected coasts of seas and lakes in regions of ancient continental glaciation, such as the Kola Peninsula of the USSR, Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Canada. The islands are composed of crystalline rocks with traces of glacial activity, such as sheepback rocks, and various moraine formations, such as drumlins, eskers, and moraine hills. The islands have an area of several square kilometers and elevations of only a few meters. Many hundreds of skerries occur in certain regions of a sea or lake.

skerry

[′sker·ē]
(geology)
A low, small, rugged and rocky island or reef.
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Two years ago, he spotted a four-bedroom home for sale in West Isle, Out Skerries, with half an acre of land.
The Skerries are an RSPB nature reserve and the islands span some 40 acres, or the equivalent of 15 football pitches and are home to over 4,000 pairs of terns," says Iestyn.
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It would see seven massive tidal generators located in up to 130ft (40m) of water at the Skerries, off the north west coast of Anglesey, with work originally set to start this year.
Whearity documents the Irish Volunteer movement in north County Dublin, specifically the perspective of the Skerries Company of Irish Volunteers before, during, and after the Easter Rising of 1916.
Award for the friendliest pub in Ireland goes to all of them but, with Team Leader's discretion, I award it to Nealon's Bar in Skerries, once again.
The last resident lighthouse keepers lost there jobs in 1998 and lights - including the Skerries - are now automatic and monitored from ashore.
The unidentified man was taken from the water ten miles east of Skerries, Co Dublin, on June 15 but so far all attempts to identify him have failed.
The keeper's cottage is now holiday accommodation with great views, including seals and porpoises which can be seen even from the cottage windows | In 1957 Doris Cragg of Warrington had raised money for a television for the lighthouse keepers of the Skerries, and is pictured with her husband, and Mr Brierley of Trinity House, presenting the television to principal keeper ON Murphy | South Stack Lighthouse Keeper finally leaves his lonely station in September 1984, after hauling down the Trinity House flag, and making a final entry in the logbook "Station now unmanned".
1 REGISTRATION OF CLUBS ACTS, 1904 TO 2008 APPLICATION FOR (RENEWAL OF) CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION I, Camilla McLoughlin, of 1 Shenick Park Skerries County Dublin, Secretary of Skerries Sailing Club whose premises are situated At Bayview, Harbour Road, Skerries County Dublin In court area and district aforesaid, hereby apply for a renewal of the Certificate of Registration of the above mentioned Club on the 29th day of September 2017, Court No 23, Ground Floor, Aras Ui Dhalaiqh, Dublin 7 at 10.
It's understood the 28-year-old was with his uncle and boat skipper Keith McAllister when their boat sank close to the shore off Skerries, Co Dublin.