Cape Clear Island, Cork

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Address: Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Ireland

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About Cape Clear Island, Cork

Clear Island or Cape Clear Island (officially known by its Irish name: Cléire, and sometimes also called Oileán Chléire) lies south-west of County Cork in Ireland. It is the southernmost inhabited part of the island of Ireland and has a population of over 100 people. Officially it is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area), and most inhabitants speak Irish and English. Its nearest neighbour is Sherkin Island, 2 km (1 mi) east of the island. The island is divided into east and west halves by an isthmus called the Waist, with North Harbour to landward and South Harbour on the seaward side. Ferries sail from the North Harbour to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland. The South Harbour is a popular berth for yachts.


Overview of Cape Clear Island

On your visit to Cork, consider visiting Cape Clear Island. Missed by most of the visitors, Cape Clear Island is unique in its own way.

Important attractions of the city include Youghal, Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, Cork City Gaol and English Market. You can also discover other things to do in Cork on TripHobo.

Cork is replete with experiences which can be enjoyed with any of the Cork tours!

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Fine Accommodation options like Hazelton House, Redclyffe Guesthouse and Great National Commons Inn Hotel will meet your requirement of where to stay in Cork.

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Cape Clear Island Tickets And Tours

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Cape Clear Island, Cork Reviews - Write a Review

  • Wonderful island full of secret, hidden attractions. Some require access passing through private lands. Local crazy old farts may try to deny your right of passage through their lands, even unleash their dogs on you. Just ignore them.

  • Peaceful and welcoming. The scenery is second to none. A sanctuary at the edge of the world.

  • Dolphins swam in the wash of the Ferry over, a private tour of the Goat Farm followed by homemade goats milk ice cream, amazing views on our walk around the island...only negative I can think of was the pubs being closed, I'll have to come back again in season - loved it!

  • Get out to the island at least once a year.... always have a good time be it busy or quite!

  • Nice trip to a lovely island

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