This is a lovely chart with a fresh nautical look. Its focal point is Clare Island, Co. Mayo. It also includes a small section of the mainland showing the town of Louisburgh. This gives a sense of proportion to Clare Island and shows its position relative to the mainland.

Clare Island is a mountainous island which guards the entrance to Clew Bay in Co. Mayo. It has a small population of about 145 people. A prominent landmark on the island is the lighthouse. In 1813 it was partially destroyed by fire and 21 years later it was struck by lightning. The island is famous for having been home to the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. In the top right-hand corner, the compass rose is shown floating over the edge of the chart as a nice artistic feature. Within the compass you can see the title ‘Clew Bay’.

The chart is set on a blue background and has a cream mount and an oak frame.

Specification

  • Location: Clare Island
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: N.A.
  • Frame: Oak, 600*500mm