Clare Island

Clare Island

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Clare Island
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Characteristics

Island / Atoll

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
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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Clare Island
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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Sites around Clare Island

Flying distances - Direct line

Clare Island harbour

2.3nm
102°
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
christophe

Achillbeg

3.8nm
38°
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

17nm
354°
White tower on dwelling. Character:Fl (2) WR 7.5s
19 Aug 07

Inishgort

12nm
85°
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

28nm
354°
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