Cape Clear Island

An 13km ferry boat trip form the picture postcard village of Baltimore, past Sherkin Island and Roaringwater Bay brings the visitor to the island of Cape Clear, a well known haven for yachtsmen, boatmen and deep sea fishing folk. This is a thriving Gaeltacht area where most of the 150 inhabitants speak both Irish and English. Irish summer schools are held on the island which, as the largest of Carberys hundred isles, is 5km long and 3km wide. October is a busy month for bird watchers - Cape Clear which has a bird observatory, is a bird watchers paradise, the Island has an abundance of accommodation, pubs and restaurants, craft shops and a museum and there is even a goat keeping course held on the island. A ferry service is also available.

 Activities in Cape Clear Island

Cape Clear Island Adventure Centre


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