(Acrylic Painting) Inchydoney is a small island, long connected to the mainland by two causeways, in West Cork, Ireland. The nearest town is Clonakilty. It has a Blue Flag beach.In 1584, the island, having been escheated to the Crown, was granted by Queen Elizabeth I of England to the Church of Ireland Bishop of Ross. After the Battle of Clonakilty in 1642, 600 of the Irish forces fled towards the island to take refuge; but with the tide setting in at the time, they all drowned before they could reach it.