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Inishdooey Island: Your very own private paradise, yours for just £140,000

Unspoilt beaches, accessible only by helicopter or boat, Inishdooey island off Donegal coast is the perfect hideaway

By Amanda Ferguson

If you're in the market for a bit of unspoilt paradise, Inishdooey Island off the north west coast could be yours for just £140,000.

Part of the Donegal Archipelago, a string of four islands, it lies three miles off the mainland of Co Donegal and includes a freshwater pond, tunnel caves and its own stony beaches.

It is only accessible by helicopter or boat and that is only when the weather conditions are right.

The other islands are Tory Island, Inishbeg Island and Inishbofin Island, which is the closest to shore.

The company trying to sell the 94 acres of land said it would be suitable for nature lovers and describe it as "true paradise" which is "endowed with stunning views, a rich heritage, and a natural unspoiled landscape".

With a price tag of £140,000 the private island, boasting truly breathtaking scenery, is cheaper than a new Ferrari sports car and just above the current average house price in Northern Ireland.

According to newspaper reports the island is owned by Mark McClafferty from Falcarragh who is said to have inherited it from his late grandfather.

It is understood the original asking price for Inishdooey Island was previously around £800,000 but has since been dramatically slashed to a more affordable amount.

Pedro Arez of Vladi Private Islands, which has listed the site for sale, said anyone travelling to this "exciting private island" will "have a real adventure". He also said nature-lovers and anyone wanting to keep livestock should check the island out.

"This is a very exciting private island," Mr Arez said.

"It's in a very remote area and can only be accessed by boat or helicopter when the weather conditions are right.

"It contains the ruins of old buildings and a freshwater pond which is perfect for people wanting to keep livestock on the island.

"Nature-lovers will feel right at home on Inishdooey Island.

"People who travel to the island will have a real adventure."

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