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Lighthouse stay

We spent 2 nights at Clare Island Lighthouse in June. We went for peace and quiet and that is what... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
A fabulous day out

Chose a good day weather wise but O’Malley’s were great at helping us get the pushchair and small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katharine I
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A tiny island off the west coast of Ireland with dramatic scenery. Once on Clare Island, there is so much to see and do – the island’s rich history, geological and biological landscape (studied in depth in the Clare Island survey) can be explored on...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent 2 nights at Clare Island Lighthouse in June. We went for peace and quiet and that is what we got. Was warm and sunny,staying in the lighthouse was perfect! We are not the hiking types,so we did use the taxi to get around...More

Thank Bristolroversfan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Clare Ireland yesterday and I felt compelled to write the following review. Overall we were left with quite a negative feeling about the island and are unlikely to return again soon. We arrived on the Island hoping to hire some bikes for a...More

5  Thank IrishMan84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chose a good day weather wise but O’Malley’s were great at helping us get the pushchair and small kids on and off the boat. Just 10 minutes across to the island. We had a lovely walk to the Cove (not a beach as we expected,...More

1  Thank Katharine I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always wanted to visit Clare Island after listening to the saw Doctors song take me to Clare Island. I did so today we took the ferry from Roonagh quay Louisburgh to Clare Island with our mountain bikes the crossing took approximately twenty Minutes to the...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

After a lovely night in Achill our group of 18 visited Claire Island for a night. The boat trip over was quoted as €17 but was actually €20. Similarly the campsite was quoted at €10 per tentbut was actually €12. Not a whole lot extra...More

4  Thank Conchubhar_Mac
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

2  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

8  Thank Penny.M
Reviewed 14 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

3  Thank RFLighthouse
Reviewed 7 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

3  Thank SPQR1990
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28 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