Clare Island is an island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay. The permanent population is around 120 people and the island has a shop with a post office, two bars, a restaurant, a few BnBs, a primary school and a daily ferry service to Roonagh quay. The island is the highest of all the Irish offshore island and offers excellent hill and cliff walking.
The cliff at the Northern tip of Clare island viewed from the top of the island, with Achil beg and the Southern entrance of Achill sound in the background.
View from Clare Island
View from the top of Clare island looking south towards Caher and Inishturk, with the Connemara mountains in the background
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The harbour on Clare Island offers good shelter from all wind with West in them, but is completely open to Easterlies. Do not come alongside the new (outer) pier, which is used by ferries. It is possible to dry out alongside the inner pier, or indeed anywhere in the inner harbour, ...
Marks the South entrance of Achill sound. The fishing harbour at Cloghmore (at the very south tip of Achill) offers good shelter in all weather, but the bar East of Achill beg may break especially on the ebb. In bad westerly weather with swell the south entrance of Achill sound is ...
Marks the entrance to Rosmoney pier (where the Mayo Sailing club now has a floating pontoon) and the main entrance to Westport harbour. Good anchorage E of Inishlyre, where it is also possible to come alongside. It is also possible to anchor in the small bay East of Collanmore ...
On the 11th March 1861 at midday, the lighthouse tower was
struck by the sea,l smashing 23 panes, washing some of the lamps down the
stairs, and damaging the reflectors with broken glass beyond repair. So much water cascaded down the tower that it was
impossible for the keepers ...
La baie est tres bien protegee, et accessible de jour comme de nuit par tous les temps. Par mauvais temps, Cashla bay est l'un des abris les plus surs entre l'embouchure de la Shannon et Clew bay. Rossaveal est un port de peche et un des ports utilises par les ferries pour les ...
Marque l'entree de Kileany bay, le seul abri sur des iles d'Aran. Kilronan, a l'Ouest de la baie, est le port des ferries, et le petit port d'echouage de Killearny, 1 km au Sud (a cote de l'aeroport), est beaucoup plus sympatique, mais n'est accessible que deux heures de part ...
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