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Scattery Island

Kilrush Marina Merchants Quay | Shannon Estuary, Kilrush, Ireland
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The family revisiting

My mother-in-law lived here in one of the cottages. My husband spent his childhood summers here... read more

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Moran11
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Glossop, United Kingdom
Scattery island

Excellent day out for everyone. Wear good shoes for walking tour guides were excellent and very... read more

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Esther O
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“round tower” (20 reviews)
“guided tour” (14 reviews)
“boat trip” (25 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kilrush Marina Merchants Quay | Shannon Estuary, Kilrush, Ireland
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"island ferries"
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"ticket office"
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"wonderful trip"
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"pack a picnic"
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"office of public works"
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"monastic site"
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"hour visit"
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"friendly crew"
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"worth a trip"
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"magical island"
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"fascinating history"
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"elderly parents"
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"beautiful afternoon"
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Reviewed today

My mother-in-law lived here in one of the cottages. My husband spent his childhood summers here. Fifteen members of the family visited today thanks to Scattery Island Ferries. The journey was magical thanks to Helen and all the expert staff. We were able to share...More

Thank Moran11
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Reviewed today via mobile

Excellent day out for everyone. Wear good shoes for walking tour guides were excellent and very friendly

Thank Esther O
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Reviewed today

We had a great visit to Scattery Island a few days ago. The staff on the boat and in the office are friendly and helpful. The boat ride itself is enjoyable with lovely views,our children aged 12 and 10 enjoyed it very much. It was...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We had seen this trip several times while passing Kilrush- as usual we don’t do what is on our own doorstep. One sunny day, we took the chance and were glad we did. The owner was excellent- very hospitable and knowledgeable. The island tour was...More

Thank Liadh S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent monastic site to visit! The richness of history in Scattery Island is a cornerstone belonging to Ireland and monastic sites. The boat tours are conveniently located right at marina, are exciting bringing you right to the island at the waters of the Shannon River....More

Thank Bumblebee37
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Reviewed yesterday

I would definitely recommend Scattery Island - it's very peaceful & scenic, the staff were lovely, the boat was ideal and the tour guide, Ruth was very informative. We took the 12.30 p.m. sailing. I think I would have enjoyed an extra half an hour...More

Thank Una89
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the short trip on a quality ferry with a helpful staff. The island is now uninhabited but is well maintained by the Office of Public Works. The ecclesiastical heritage as well as the lives of its last inhabitants were explained in an interesting...More

Thank Christopher M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited here with our OPW guide, Ruth, who was excellent. The boat trip out was very nice - the staff on the 'An Bhreandán' were very good. This lead on to a fascinating historical tour of the monastic site for about an hour, followed...More

Thank Martin O
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Irene H, Guest Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Martin Thanks so much for your review! We hope to welcome you back to Scattery some time again in the future. All the team at Scattery Island

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A brilliant island.lovely staff on the boat and in the office. Well worth taking a trip out to scattery island. Went out to the lighthouse a lovely peaceful walk. Enjoyed every moment of the island. Sailed out at 1.30 returned at 4.30. The boat was...More

Thank mariemurray70
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Irene H, Public Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Marie Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate the feedback from our guests. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Scattery Island on the Wild Atlantic Way and we look forward to welcoming you back onboard some day soon again! All...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Scattery island on Friday with my three kids , had an excellent day The staff and tour guide were so friendly and leant loads about the island, very clean island and the kids loved it and wanted to spend more time there ....More

Thank colinannweaver
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Irene H, Guest Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Colin Thanks for your review! Scattery really is a great spot for a family day out. We're delighted that you enjoyed your time there and we look forward to welcoming you back on board some time again in the future. Thanks again! All the...More

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Aileen K
6 July 2017|
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Response from Irene H | Property representative |
Hi Aileen Adults are seventeen euro pp and children are nine euro. Full sailing details can be found on our website. Regards Scattery Island Tours team
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13rose1960
6 August 2016|
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Response from Irene H | Property representative |
There is a new ferry operator now in place. Scattery Island Tours operate the service to the Island.
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MaireadBenson
16 August 2015|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
There are several trips to the island daily depending on weather and tides but definitely more than one a day, it’s still advisable to book ahead though.
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