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Clare Island

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Inspired by a song

The Saw Doctor's song "Will you meet on Clare Island?" inspired my trip to this lovely Island. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A good day out

Went out on 10.45 ferry. It's functional rather than comfortable - perhaps a good introduction to... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Robert P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Saw Doctor's song "Will you meet on Clare Island?" inspired my trip to this lovely Island. I did indeed as the lyrics say "take the ferry out from Roonagh and wave all my cares goodbye". We were lucky to arrive on a sunny summer...More

Thank Penny.M
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went out on 10.45 ferry. It's functional rather than comfortable - perhaps a good introduction to the island. Walked west to Cille then up to the col where there's a useful track going off towards Knockmore. It's quite steep towards the top - but the...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a family visit to Clare Island recently and I can honestly say it was the best experience ever. My husband had been on a stag weekend and had been raving on about the place insisting we had to go. So we set off...More

1  Thank RFLighthouse
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Took a chance on the weather one day while staying Westport and took the ferry to Clare Island. I have to say I was not disappointed although it wouldn't be for me on a dreary day. Not much to do but for walking it is...More

2  Thank SPQR1990
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We went to the island for 2 days. We stayed at O'Gradys overlooking the beach, wonderful. Helen looked after us very well. Her breakfast was great. The island is a great walking destination with some easy walks and some difficult. The Sailors Bar had great...More

1  Thank plum88
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

38 in all arrived on the afternoon ferry because of the large group we were divided up in different b&bs apartments and the hostel.My wife and I were lucky to stay at O'Gradys b&b right by the pier with a super beach view from room...More

1  Thank joesh851
Reviewed 24 August 2015

During a recent holiday in the West of Ireland, we dropped by Roonah Pier to check arrangements for a day-trip to Clare Island (tickets can be bought online but we had some questions). We were delighted to hear from the lady who was at the...More

4  Thank AnneOD
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

What a memorable day. We got the ferry out to Clare island. It's so peaceful and you can sense the peace and tranquillity when you arrive. The natives are so friendly. We walked 10k route around the island. It's so peaceful and exquisite views of...More

5  Thank ger c
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Although you can stay on Clare Island, we found that a day trip was perfect. We packed a picnic and rented bikes. Everyone was so friendly. The sites and views were stunning - definitely worth the trip. Ferry Ride to get there was short -...More

4  Thank yayaAlyce
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I know several people/groups who visited Clare island for hillwalking so when we got the chance we stayed for one night and had a great time,it was interesting to talk to the locals and find out what it's like to live on an island.We stayed...More

1  Thank Irishtraveller33
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Is there a hill to climb for a view of the Achill cliffs? We are staying in Louisburgh and trying to figure the best place for a climb like that. Seems to far to go to Achill itself, but I don't know. We're looking for something 3 hours return, and not too steep.
11 April 2017|
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is there anyone there who would drive us around the island since one in our group doesn't walk far?
24 July 2016|
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I don't understand how to rent a bicycle. Must it be done on the mainland and brought across on the ferry or is there a hire firm on Clare Island? Thank you.
28 July 2015|
Response from Clare I | Property representative |
You can hire a bike by contacting - Bike Hire, ring Bridget O Leary, 098.25640 Or if you wish you can bring your bike across on the ferry. Lots of great trials, hills and flatter areas, with stunning sea views. Hope to... More