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An island of beauty on a clear and sunny day

On one of our last days in Achill made our way through Newport, Westport and Louisburgh and on to... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Cork, Ireland
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 1 May 2017
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A tiny island off the west coast of Ireland with dramatic scenery and an ashtanga yoga retreat.
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

On one of our last days in Achill made our way through Newport, Westport and Louisburgh and on to Roonagh Pier for the 13.20 trip across by ferry. To our surprise we were taken across on a speed boat. We were not given any life...More

Thank gregorym974
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

1  Thank Penny.M
Reviewed 15 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 8 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 8 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
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29 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