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Clare Island

Clare Island

Characteristics

Description

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.
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Clare island
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.
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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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Clare Island harbour

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, ...
3 Jan 17

Achillbeg

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 ...
1 Jan 17

Blacksod

White tower on dwelling. Character:Fl (2) WR 7.5s
19 Aug 07

Inishgort

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 ...
2 Jan 17

Eagle Island

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 ...
1 Jan 17

Blackrock Mayo

White tower. Character:Fl WR 12s
19 Aug 07

Broadhaven

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1 Jan 17

Slyne Head

Black tower. Character:Fl (2) 15s
19 Aug 07

Eeragh

White towertwo black bands. Character:Fl 15s
19 Aug 07

Cashla Bay Dir. Ligh

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 ...
4 Jan 17

Straw Island

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 ...
4 Jan 17

Inisheer

White tower black band. Character:Iso WR 12s
19 Aug 07
Local Area

Shannon

La cote Ouest de l'Irlande, entre Mizen head (la pointe sud) et Erris Head, offre un des plus beau bassin de croisiere d'Europe, Les courants de maree y sont relativement faibles, la brume rare, et de nombreux ports naturels (a defaut de ports de plaisance equipes!) offrent un nombre ...
1 Jan 17

NE Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
The Atlantic Ocean has irregular coasts indented by numerous ...
31 Jul 11
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