Clare Island is the largest of the 365 islands in Clew Bay. Famous as the ancestral home of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley (Granuaile), this vibrant island has a population of about 160 people.
Clare Island plays host to a number of festivals and events across 2014 – there’s something for everyone. Go on you know you want to!
There are plenty of activities to keep the whole family busy – one thing for sure you’ll never run out of things to do.
Once on Clare Island, there is so much to see– the island’s rich history, geological and biological landscape can be explored on foot, bike or by mini bus.
Clare Island offers high standard accommodation to suit every budget. From camping to high end retreats – we’ve got it covered.
Day trippers are advised to bring a packed lunch as there are no restaurants/cafes open in the off season. People can be catered for if advance notice is given call 087 7703976 . Tea/Coffee and confectionery can be purchased at the shop 3 km from the Quay ( 9.30 am – 6.00pm Mon – Fri; 9.30pm – 1.30pm Sat; Closed Sun). A fully licensed bar is open from 8pm each evening. Those staying overnight are advised to book evening meals through their accommodation providers.
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