A Cork Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Cape Clear Island

Cape Clear Island off the Coast of County Cork is the southernmost part of Ireland that is inhabited and is a Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point. Most of it’s 100 inhabiatants speak both Irish and English as it is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area). It is a small Island, just 3 miles by 1.5 miles and is a popular destination for bird watching and whale watching. It is a beautiful unspoilt island with megalithic standing stones, a 5000 year-old passage grave, the 14th century castle and a 12th century church ruin.

There is also a Heritage Centre on the island which includes a museum, exhibition area and archive.

Ferries sail from Schull Harbour and Baltimore. The journey takes aproximately 45 minutes.

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