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Clare Island Ferry Co.

Clare Island | Westport, Westport, Ireland
+353 98 23737
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Quick visit

We walked around the grounds for about 30 mins .. right up to the house, but we didn't go in. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SFab1
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Dublin, Ireland
Safe ferry ride to Clare Island

What I loved about using the Clare Island Ferry company was the friendliness of the staff and their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
EMA47
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Washington
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Official Ferry Company servicing Clare Island since 1880. Daily sailings all year around (weather permitting). Book online for reduced fares.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“friendly crew” (3 reviews)
“day trip” (5 reviews)
“dolphins” (5 reviews)
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Clare Island | Westport, Westport, Ireland
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+353 98 23737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank EMA47
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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
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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

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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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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a very rough and wet crossing. Thankfully it only lasted 20 minutes. It was a very busy day on the island and the ferries seem to be going back and forward as fast as they could during the morning to make sure everybody...More

1  Thank Karen L
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BrianOGrady, Manager at Clare Island Ferry Co., responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Karen, Thank you for your review and thank you for travelling with Clare Island Ferry, O'Grady's. You travelled on the day there was a fundraiser in aid of Barretstown Children's Charity and 50% of your fare was donated to the charity which raised over...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was a pleasure to use the ferry. The staff all very helpful. The journey was lovely and relaxing. Only down was no sign of dolphins but can't blame anyone for that!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We had a 6 month old with us and crew very helpful and friendly. Short, 15 mins, trip out to Clare Island which is lovely and well worth a visit. Road to Roonagh from the main road took us longer than expected, mostly single track...More

Thank Lee M
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BrianOGrady, General Manager at Clare Island Ferry Co., responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Lee Thank you for traveling with Clare Island Ferry O'Grady's and we are glad that you all enjoyed your time on clare Island. Hope you see you again sometime soon. Regards Brian O'Grady

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

They got as there as they promised; easy to book in advance. Not much in the way of service in Roonagh or at Clare Island, but they were friendly and helpful.

Thank amymark626
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BrianOGrady, General Manager at Clare Island Ferry Co., responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2017

Hi Amy/Mark, Thank you for your review for Clare Island Ferry Co O'Grady's and hope to see you on board again some time.

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Bristolroversfan
5 June 2018|
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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.
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Jane C
31 May 2018|
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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.
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mtm562016
18 September 2016|
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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.
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