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Finish Island

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Finish Island is opposite Coney Island and is the nearest of the islands off the eastern shore. It consists of 160 acres of land of a superior quality for fattening cattle. Samuel Lewis stated that it was formerly "called Inisfidhe or Cluan-Fidhe, and was the seat of a nunnery over which St. Brigid presided in the fifth century. The ruins of the old church still exist."

 

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