Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Valentia Island

Valentia Island, island and par., SW. co. Kerry, 4 miles SW. of Cahersiveen, 6371 ac., pop. 2240; P.O., T.O. The island, 6 miles long and 2 miles broad, is separated on the N. from the mainland by Valentia Harbour, and on the E. by a strait less than 1 mile wide. It nearly all belongs to the Knight of Kerry. The station of the Anglo-American Telegraph Company is situated on this island. Slate is quarried and exported. On Cromwell Point is a lighthouse 48 ft high, with fixed light (Valentia) 54 ft. above high water and seen 12 miles.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "island"   (ADL Feature Type: "islands")
Administrative units: Kerry IrlC
Place: Valencia

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