Clare Island

Clare Island is the largest island in Clew Bay. It comprises 4,053 acres, is 5 miles long and 3 miles wide. It is dominated by 2 hills, Croaghmore (1520 feet) and Glen Hill (729 feet). As you arrive into the harbour, the first thing that will strike you is the beautiful sandy beach to your right, which makes an ideal playground for children and provides for safe swimming…
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Places of interest

Includes the Blue Flag Beach, Granuaile Castle, The Cove, Clare Island Art Studio and more…
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The island is a hot spot for traditional music, dancing and craic. Sailor’s Bar and Restaurant located beside Go Explore Hostel attracts musicians, singers and dancers from around the country and indeed around the world…
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Festivals and Events

The island hosts a busy calendar of events between May and September. Highlights include Singles Adventure Weekends, an Adventure Race, the Food & Music Festivals, charity fundraising events and lots more. Find out more here.

Places to Stay

There is a range of accommodation options from self-catering, to quality hostel and B&Bs and even a boutique guesthouse at the decommissioned lighthouse. Find out more here.

Places to Eat

Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant offer a full bar and dining menu from May to October. During the summer months the Community Centre also serves food until 9pm daily. During the off-season, visitors are advised to bring a packed lunch.