Caher Island lies off the coast of Co Mayo and is Barely one mile in length, however among local fishermen it is considered to be one of the holiest islands of Connaught. Some believe miraculous cures can be achieved by lying overnight in St Patrick’s bed, (Leaba Phádraig), or by dirnking water from St Patrick’s well. For generations sailors would lower their sails and say a little prayer when sailing close to its shore. One sailor who showed no such respect however was the infamous Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley, who landed on Caher Island to capture a MacMahon follower who killed her Spanish lover.
71" x 13.5"