On the morning of the biggest day in Irish sport – The 2017 All Ireland Final – we’re taking you away from the roaring crowds and bright lights of Dublin’s Croke Park, and heading out west to arguably the most scenic GAA pitch in Ireland.

Tranquil, isolated and painfully beautiful, this little island lies around 15 km off off the coast of County Mayo, nestled between the islands of Inishbofin and Clare.

Welcome to Inishturk Island

Perched on top of towering cliffs and steep hills, Inishturk Island juts out of the wild North Atlantic Ocean, reaching 621ft at its highest point.

The islands GAA pitch has been the focal point of much wanderlust for sportsmen and women the world over – and it really isn’t hard to see why!

The islands GAA pitch is surrounded by rugged hills

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Photo by Richard Heraty


inishturk gaa pitch

Photo by Laurence Mackin ‏(@LaurenceMackin)

Who needs Croker? :O

Come for the match, stay for the view

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Taking you to Inishturk

If you’re unlikely to ever set foot on this wonderful little island, here’s a short video to give you a little glimpse of what it’d be like to check it out in person.

Absolutely magic!

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