On the western edge of Darrynane Bay lies Abbey Island. To reach this island, one just has to walk across the beach, which is highly recommended as numerous ancient treasures can be found here. One of them are the ruins of a former monastry with a cemetery. In the other direction Derrynane House, a former mansion, surrounded by diverse gardens can be explored. Daniel O’Connell (often also referred to as the Liberator), a politician who fought for equal rights for the opressed Catholics in the 19th century, grew up in this house.