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White Island Ferry

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Ride the ferry to White Island

White Island is a 15 min. boat trip from Castle Archdale. On the island, you will find the ruins of an ancient church built on the site of an earlier monastic settlement with an intact arched Romanesque doorway.

The island is world-famous for its eight carved figures that sit in a line along the interior north wall of the church. Most were carved between 800 and 1000 A.D. and are wearing the long tunics of churchmen. It is believed that Vikings attacked and destroyed the monasteries during the 9th Century with many of the inhabitants meeting a gruesome end.

The island is also thought to be located at a meeting of Ley Lines, with many visitors from around the world using different techniques and divine intervention to find the same crossing point.

The ferry operates at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.30, 15.30, and 16.30 during July and August.

We also operate a reduced schedule at weekends from Easter through to the end of June.