Whiddy Island

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Populations numbers for offshore islands

English: Whiddy
Irish: Faoide (bad weather)

Walks of Seven West Cork Islands - Damien Enright

Whiddy Island Ferry
Whiddy Island
West Cork Islands

In 1979 the French oil tanker "Betelgeuse" blew up at the Whiddy oil terminal. In the explosion and fire 50 people (42 French, 7 Irish and one English) lost their lives. Later in the year a Dutch salvage diver also lost his life.

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