Clare Island, County Mayo

Clare Island (Oileán Chliara in Irish) is a mountainous island guarding the entrance to Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. It is famous as the home of the pirate queen Gráinne O'Malley. Approximately 145 people live there today.

Southwest of Clare Island lie the uninhabited Caher Island and the inhabited Inishturk.
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  • Lovely island, people are very friendly, Lovely castle and church. Key to church in shop. Small shop with very short opening hours. Nice place for walking. Place for tents, shower available. Lovely...  more »
  • Needing to recharge the batteries we decided to head west for some relaxation and typical Irish hospitality. 07:30 train from Dublin Heuston, we arrived in Westport at 11:00 From there a 25 min taxi.....  more »
  • Spent day on the usland, walked to signal tower and one of the loop walks. Ended the day with food and a few pints in the sailors bar. Great day, great food....very enjoyable.
  • Wonderful peaceful island, friendly people, magnificent cliff and mountain scenery.

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