A Mayo Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Clare Island

Clare Island lies in Clew Bay and is famous for it’s great music scene and festivals during the summer months. It is also well known as the home of Grace O’Malley or Gráinne Mhaol, the 16th century pirate queen of Connacht and the chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland.

Clare Island’s cliffs are home to a large variety of birds. The ruins and archaelogical sites, the flora and fauna, boglands and woods of the island make it a great place for hiking and walking. The beaches are wonderful and diving is a popular water sports activity in these parts.