Scattery Island Cathedral and monastery is an early Christian place of pilgrimage, where St Senan founded a monastery in the 6th century.
Ivar of Limerick, the last Norse king of the city, along with two of his sons, was slain on the island by Brian Boru in 977.
The artillery battery, located on the south of Scattery, was built during the Napoleonic Wars and is preserved quite well.
The island is also home to a lighthouse and a round tower, while the ruins of the monastery and artillery battery can still be seen. The last residents left in 1969.
Most of the island is now owned by the Office of Public Works, who runs a small visitor centre and carry out repairs and maintenance on the island.
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