2023 / Heritage Tour / Whiskey Tasting / Lunch

In partnership with Clare Island Ferry Co., Clare Island Whiskey and Sailor’s Café, we can build a tour to suit your needs. 

  • Meet and greet off the morning ferry
  • Introductory talk at Grace O’Malley’s Castle covering, Grace herself, Irish Mythology, 5,000 year old history of he island, the Great Famine, The Congested Districted Board, Robert Llyod Prager, Stories from World War II, Current life on the island from the school to employment and socializing 
  • Tea, Coffee and homemade treats at the Clare Island Oven
  • A walk through the famine landscape to the Abbey (2.5km from the harbor) 
  • The Clare Island Abbey, burial place of Grace O Malley and home to some of the best preserved ceiling painting from the 14th Century  / stories from World War II
  • Walk or bus back to Sailor’s Café 
  • Lunch at Sailors Café (choose from tea, coffee, soup, seafood chowder, sandwiches, desserts)
  • Guided Whiskey Tasting with Carl O’Grady of Clare Island Whiskey, focusing on the maturation process  


Contact us for more details or email carlogrady@gmail.com for 2023 rates