Clare Island Cargo Service

Operated by Clare Island Ferry Company Ltd on behalf of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht 

Clare Island cargo service
Clare Island cargo service horses coming off ferry

Inishturk & Clare Island Cargo Sailings 2019

Scheduled sailings every Tuesday & Friday

Inishturk Sailing: Dept. Roonagh 12.30pm & Dept. Inishturk 1.45pm

Clare Island Sailing: Dept. Clare Isl. 11.45am & Dept. Roonagh 3pm

All sailings are weather dependant.

Booking and Reception of Cargo

Booking for cargo will be available through the following portals:

  • Via telephone to the skipper Alan O’Grady on 087 9004115 or Brian O’Grady on 086 8515003
  • Via text to the skipper Alan O’Grady on 087 9004115 or Brian O’Grady on 086 8515003
  • Via our office at Roonagh Pier (phone 098 23737 or in person)

Cargo will be received at Roonagh Pier via our office with opening hours, May to September on Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm (closed for lunch). The office will be manned by our ticket office staff during the summer months (May to September).

Deliveries can be accepted on a call out basis from October to April. Contact Alan on 087 9004115 or Brian on 086 8515003 to arrange deliveries October to April.

Clare Island Ferry Company provides indoor & outdoor storage facilities plus cold and frozen storage facilities at Roonagh.

We offer the service to pallet size items of cargo on all sailings. However, for larger items (like drive-on machinery which can’t be loaded on by crane) we have to work around the tides – the slipway is not accessible for every scheduled sailing time, so it is vital that you call us in advance.

Whenever you’re planning to ship any cargo items, please contact us at least two hours before it’s due to travel.

You can check the rates chart for the different types of cargo on this link and check our cargo service terms and conditions here.

Times for the Clare Island cargo service may vary due to the weather and tide. We reserve the right to cancel sailings at short notice due to bad weather.

To book your cargo service, please contact us us on:

T: +353 98 23737 / +353 86 8515003