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Beautiful Trip

We took the ferry from Roonagh Pier to Clare Island and spent a night on the island. The crossing... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Roscommon, Ireland
Good Adventure

Clare Island was on our list of things to see and the only way to get there is th Ferry. Ferry... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings all year around (weather permitting). Book online for reduced fares.
Clare Island | Westport, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 23737
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We took the ferry from Roonagh Pier to Clare Island and spent a night on the island. The crossing took about 20 mins and the staff on the ferry were extremely friendly and helpful. Clare Island itself was beautiful. We were lucky to have dry,...More

2  Thank purple1313
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Clare Island was on our list of things to see and the only way to get there is th Ferry. Ferry left on time and the ride was very enjoyable. Coming back we had heavy rain so the Captain got us back to the main...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

We had a lovely trip over to the island recently and it only took 15 minutes. There are a number of trips across at different times throughout the day. The car park got quite full so I would recommend heading there at least 30 -...More

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Brian O, General Manager at Clare Island Ferry Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us to Clare Island. Clare Island Ferry Co. O Grady’s.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

Cycled from westport to Roonagh to get ferry to Clare Island and later in the day to get ferry from Clare Island to Achill Island and cycle back to Westport .We had done this trip last year and when we got to Achill the guy...More

2  Thank freda k
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We walked around the grounds for about 30 mins .. right up to the house, but we didn't go in. There are a LOT of activities there for kids and families .. I saw a merry-go-round, and I saw people doing archery, and people in...More

Thank SFab1
Reviewed 7 July 2018

What I loved about using the Clare Island Ferry company was the friendliness of the staff and their willingness to engage in conversation with passengers. They were kind and helpful when it came to boarding. and were very caring with older people. They were also...More

2  Thank EMA47
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were unable to travel to Clare Island after booking it. Very kindly, this company refunded the tickets and very promptly. Very honourable and understanding in the circumstances. Highly recommend this trip with this wonderful company.

Thank sanjanmel
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We've crossed to Clare Island several times, and often with 8 case of gear; suitcases and photo gear. It's a tough amount to travel with, especially schlepping The Gear up and down the stairs from Irish piers down to ferry boats - and up again....More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A real feeling of how is it to go aboard a ferry to an island. Helpful staff. Accurate. You can take your bike with you o the ferry

Thank זיו א
Reviewed 18 August 2017

15 min boat journey..only 160 people living on Island... one shop and two eating places...only downside there was no one to guide you once off boat and everything had to be done by foor or bike.

2  Thank denise1748
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5 June 2018|
Response from Brian O | Property representative |
Hi, There is no food or drink facilities at Roonagh so we would advise you stop off in Westport or Louisburgh for something to eat.
Jane C
31 May 2018|
Response from Brian O | Property representative |
Yes the ferry crossing is safe for children on board Clare Island Ferry Company's vessels. Just ask for the O'Gradys.
18 September 2016|
Response from annwilliams_8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is no street address, but it is at Roonagh Pier. There are signs to Roonagh from Westport and also coming from south of Roonagh. Just google it and you will see it on a map. It is a bit out in the country.