The ‘Very Likely’
The ‘Pirate Queen’
Full and half-day fishing trips may be booked on board the Restorick II (contact 087 6571688). Lobsters are a special treat and when available you may choose your own from our lobster pots if you wish.
A sightseeing boat journey can be arranged by ourselves and is a wonderful opportunity for bird watchers to view our nesting sea birds on the spectacular cliffs to the west and north of the Island. Dolphins and seals are regularly spotted in our waters. A trip to the Organic Salmon Fish Farms is also on route.
For keener water lovers, swimming and snorkelling are favourite pastimes on our beautiful beach and Clare Island’s offshore waters host the perfect environment for any scuba diver. Day trips are available but need plenty of notice in order for arrangements. Please contact John McCabe on 087 222 7098 if you are interested, or visit www.islandswest.ie
For the experienced walker we have included a small guide of five different walks. For a more leisurely stroll, why not visit our sandy beach? Taking a five minute walk to O’Grady’s Bar to enjoy our famous Guinness is always an enjoyable option. Download our walking brochure here. Guided walks are also available with a qualified archaeologist, but need to be booked in advance.
For more information please contact Helen by phone or email.
A cycling tour of the island, with bike hire near the pier, should definitely entertain those feeling energetic and adventurous for several hours.
For the less energetic a scenic tour of the island can be arranged by taxi, booked through O’Leary’s bike hire on 098 25640. This tour takes in historical features such as the Lighthouse, Grace O’Malley’s 15th century Castle, a 12th century Cistercian Abbey and a Napoleanic Signal Tower.