The Island


natureThe islands serenity and beauty are encapsulating and will make you want to stay another week. From great oaks to mystical willows, badgers to otters, herons to hawks, Trinity Island’s nature offers an endless source of surprise and enchantment.

As a guest of Trinity Island lodge, you will have exclusive access to the island, its shores and walkways.


  • Over the crest of the hill and down past the great old Oak
  • Wander around the western peninsula at sunset and admire the beauty on a summers evening
  • Stumble across enchanted forests
  • Discover where the badgers live

... These are but some of the glorious walks that are offered on Trinity Island 5km of cleared walking trails.
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birdsTrinity Island is a bird-lovers Mecca, offering a stunning collection of over 50 native and migrating birds. Here’s a sample of just a few...

Winter Migrating Birds
  • Whopper swam
  • Widgeon duck
  • Golden eye
  • Hen Harriers
  • Tufted Duck
  • Teal
  • Snipe
  • Lapwing
  • Cormorant
Summer Bird Species
  • Buzzard
  • Common Tern
  • Grass hopper Warbler
  • Garden Warbler
  • Little Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Water rail
  • Tree creeper


historyTrinity Abbey - The priory was founded in 1237, by Cathal O’Reilly, who granted Trinity Island to the Premonstratensian order "in pure and perpetual alms". It was a daughter house of the abbey of Trinity Island, Lough Key, Co. Roscommon. In 1427 Pope Martin V granted an "indulgence of three years and three quarantines of enjoyed penance" to all who would contribute to the repair of the "priory church of Holy Trinity, Lough Oughter", the penitents were to "devoutly visit the priory on the feast of the assumption". In 1567 the Lord Deputy of Ireland granted Trinity Island to Turlogh McCabe.

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