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Bullock Island

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Bullock Island is a hilly, unpopulated rock characterised by a thick coniferous plantation and a near impenetrable forest of vegetation at the mouth of Lough Hyne in West Cork, County Cork, Ireland. It is linked to the lough by the famous Rapids which permit seawater to enter the lough twice a day, thus rendering it one of Ireland’s three saltwater lakes. Bullock’s isthmus, known locally as the Coosh, is a stubby, pebble-strewn bar that disappears at high tide.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Owen O'Keefe completed 6 km and 10 km circumnavigation swims around Bullock Island as a part of longer marathon swims in 2011 and 2009.

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