The Sea Angling grounds of Clew Bay are recognised as being among the best in Europe. There are two companies offering angling and boat trips from Clare Island.

The Clare Island Ferry Company

O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island) Ltd


 

The Clare Island Ferry Company

The Clare Island Ferry Company is owned and operated by the O’Grady family, natives of Clare Island, who have been operating the Clare Island Mail Boat Ferry service since 1880.

They operate 3 boats:

– The Pirate Queen – 96 passengers
– The Clew Bay Queen – 96 passengers
– The Very Likely – Small Ferry Boat – 12 Passengers

Extra sailings for groups of 6 or more people can be arranged aboard the “Very Likely”. This ferry boat accommodates 12 people & may be chartered for sightseeing trips around Clare Island, trips to other islands such as Achill & Inishturk, or for diving excursions.

The “Pirate Queen” & the “Very Likely”are fully certified by the Department of the Marine & registered with Failte Ireland.

Contact Details:

Clare Island Ferry Co – (O’Grady’s)

Tel: +353 (98) 23737/ +353 (86) 8515003 / +353 (87) 9004115

Email: clareislandferry@anu.ie

Website: www.clareislandferry.com

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O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island) Ltd

A family run company which has been offering a ferry service to Clare Island and Inishturk for almost 100 years.  We have 2 ferries, MV Naomh Ciarán (97 passengers) and MV Garnish Glory (12 passengers). We offer a year round service to islanders and tourists alike.  Our smaller ferry the Garnish Glory is always available to hire for angling, diving & sight seeing trips.

We are happy to give special offers to groups and families.

We also operate a daily service all year round to our neighbouring island Inishturk.

Contact Details:

O’Malley Ferries (Clare Island) Ltd

Telephone: 087 6600409

Email: annmarie@omalleyferries.com

Website: www.omalleyferries.com

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