Geography - Tearmann Island and the surroundingsThe small island group, at which centre Tearmann Island is, is around 520 kilometres south of Dumhach, an island fifty kilometres long and wide, with an approximate area of 1,540 km².
Belonging to the Tearmann Island Resort as well as the Island Group is Mount Ceárta, a volcano of 35 metres, and the Duo, a pair of small islands close by each other.
Flora and Fauna
In the 17th century, parts of Tearmann Island served as a refuge for pirates, who established bases all along the shoreline, remains of which are still visible.
The Resort and its associated attractions
The northern bays of Tearmann Island are dominated by the infrastructure, but as soon as
The heart of the Island Resort are the beaches along the Southern Shore,
Tearmann Island has a small port with four piers for larger vessels, one of them equipped to handle cargo vessels, although strict limitations exist as to how many passengers may arrive per vessel and how large they may be. The Oileánra-Archipelago Constabulary maintains a small station in that harbour, usually only for tariff inspection of arriving tourists, but also equipped to harbour one of vessels of the Constabulary or the Navy in general (which is done especially with high-profile guests at the Resort).
Also maintained, in one of the side-bays, is a marina with twenty berths for yachts and other vessels with a maximum draught of five metres (the Aurelia-class Sailing Yacht would fit comfortably). The same marina also has a detachment of jetskis and other watercraft at the ready for tourists to enjoy, including instructors. Three Majestic-class Boats are at the ready to bring tourists to diving hotspots around the islands.
A small airport for amphibians and seaplanes is maintained as well, although that is more of a convinience.
Pléaráca Beach is one of the smaller beaches, merely 6.65 kilometres long and running on the Western Shore of Tearmann Island, bordered to the north by the Fiántas Cliff and to the south by the Sruthán Creek, a small river with a depth of two metres, although it goes slowly. A small wooden bridge leads to Céad Beach directly to the south.
Fiántas Cliff technically belongs to Pléaráca Beach and a small stairwell exists to make climbing the seven metres tall cliff possible. Atop of it, one not only has a great view of the two beaches to either side, but also access to Túr-Tower, the ruins of a small watchtower, which was built by pirates in the 17th century to protect the cove, which is Pléaráca Beach today.
Above Pléaráca Beach, one will find the Pléaráca Hotel, an assembly of three dozen small houses (usually three rooms) around a small square, as well as an administrative building and a small restaurant. A road leads deeper into the island towards the Main Resort, a shuttle bus drives every half-hour.
In 1979, the Cailleach-class Light Cruiser SDFS Aeval was sunk at the Duo as an artificial reef in shallow water. It is a popular destination for wreck-diving tourists.