Sitting at the South West tip of Arranmore Island lives the iconic Stac an Iolar sea stack. (Stack of the Eagle)

This 35m sea stack sits in the centre of a truly outstanding location in a monster amphitheatre of nautical sculptured madness. It is a short coastal walk from the main (only) road around the island to the clifftops overlooking this immaculate sea stack. The amphitheatre that surrounds the stack is a very atmospheric place to be indeed, with all its walls being vertical or overhanging for their full 50 to 70m height.

Standing on this isolated summit is a truly spiritual experience and is hugely recommended, alas this sea stack presents many logistical and nautical problems to be overcome for a safe and successful ascent.