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A tiny island off the west coast of Ireland with dramatic scenery and an...

A tiny island off the west coast of Ireland with dramatic scenery and an ashtanga yoga retreat.

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A Unique Destination for a Quiet Escape

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... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
County Sligo, Ireland
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 views are ample reward. Ground could be wet and boggy so boots a better idea.... More 

Thank Robert P
County Sligo, Ireland
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21 reviews
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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 in August for a family holiday (with our nine year old) staying at the hostel... More 

1 Thank RFLighthouse
County Meath, Ireland
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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 absolutely beautiful. We walked to the lighthouse and back, stopped for coffee along the way.... More 

2 Thank SPQR1990
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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 fish and chips. It is so peaceful and the scenery is second to none. I... More 

1 Thank plum88
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10 reviews
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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 1. All of the group enjoyed the accommodation but I would have to say O'Gradys... More 

1 Thank joesh851
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237 reviews
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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 ticket office of O'Malley Ferries on Roonah Pier that we could bring our 2 dogs... More 

4 Thank AnneOD
Kildare, Ireland
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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 mountains and sea views. The visitors centre is a must as also the local shop.... More 

5 Thank ger c
Clearwater, Fl
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31 reviews
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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 - about 12 minutes.

4 Thank yayaAlyce
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 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 in Grainne Wale b+b at the harbour and dined in the Sailers bar,super accommodation!

1 Thank Irishtraveller33
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We went to Clare Island as part of a group walking trip. We stayed at the hostel, and did a day's walk around the whole island (around 12 miles), which encompassed quiet roads and tracks, and steep cliffs and fell walking. Amazing views of the island and the hills on the mainland all around. Brilliant for wildlife watching, seeing lots... More 

1 Thank Greg2325

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