Scattery Island
Scattery Island
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Peter G
Dublin, Ireland140 contributions
Aug 2023
Very enjoyable afternoon visit to Scattery Island on 19th August 2023. Morning tour was cancelled due to Storm Betty but the afternoon tour went ahead. Was warned the sea might be choppy but it was grand, very smooth. Good communication at all times. There are many facets of the island - the Round Tower, the wildlife, the historical church ruins, the lighthouse, the beaches, an overgrown gun battery and a small but informative OPW information centre. Roughly 15 minutes to walk to the lighthouse and battery at the end of the island. Needed to cross a small stream on a rocky beach but otherwise easily accessible.
Written 23 August 2023
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samanthacorrigan
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions
Aug 2023
Brilliant day despite the Irish weather. The sea looked very rough but have to say the sailing was so smooth and so quick you did not feel a thing. Plenty of time on the Island and would recommend the guided tour as the guides are brilliant with lots of knowledge. I wish there was a little cafe or somewhere to get a hot drink on the island especially when its a wet day otherwise we packed our own sandwiches and ate them on the picnic bench. Scattery is well worth the trip to.
Written 22 August 2023
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John L
7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Really deserves 5* but we drove 3 hours from Sligo with 4 kids, got there 45 mins early as per email then approximately 30-40 mins after arranged departure time sailing was cancelled and we arranged to go on later sailing 4 hours later. We had to go buy dinner pay for activities to fill time which again was fine. Then we sailed as arranged at around two while on island I received a phonecall to from staff to say our 6 o'clock return sailing was cancelled and we now had to return on earlier boat. We were refunded the difference for longer to shorter trip but it was all a little frustrating. Island was beautiful, buildings stunning and restored. I will try it again in a few summers but hope it runs smoother
Written 18 August 2023
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319itam
Rome, Italy6 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Highly recommended going to see Scattery island. From Ferry to OPW guided tour plus sing song, A wonderful experience. V affordable and enjoyable. A treasure and one for the memory banks.
Written 14 August 2023
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IreneJD
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
A great hidden gem! Full of historic interest, including a Belgian connection. The staff were lovely
Written 10 August 2023
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Michaela H
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
The boat trip going through the locks was really interesting. Then all the history on the island was fascinating and our tour guide, Aidan, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended!
Written 10 August 2023
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Teresa G
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We took the Scattery Island Tour boat, very fast and pleasant trip over. We were met by a very informative tour guide who brought us to the key monastic sites. We then took the 15 minute walk to the lighthouse and artillery battery. We then had a picnic and the children were then invited to paint some sea stones which they enjoyed. It is a beautiful, scenic, unspoilt island. A little gem.
Written 9 August 2023
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Jacinta L
galway99 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
It was a trip well worth doing, excellent details from martina at the desk, such history, led by a great guide John,
a lovely boat ride across, including the lock gates, which were a novelty !
Written 8 August 2023
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Eimear_10
Kilkenny, Ireland17 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Irene and the team were very knowledgeable and flexible in helping me book a large family group for the island trip. Everyone enjoyed the tour, guides were excellent, great views, some history and overall a lovely day out
Written 7 August 2023
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Trev D
Limerick, Ireland37 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Hidden gem. We really enjoyed our trip to Scattery Island from check in to tour guides the staff we extremely friendly and helpful. Boat trip was short but going through the locke was a new experience for us. Island is well maintained and definitely worth a trip. Just be aware to bring a snack!
Written 7 August 2023
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