Cape Clear Island
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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.Wikipedia
Overview of Cape Clear Island
As you traverse the city of Cork, you'll stumble upon Cape Clear Island. Although listed here, Cape Clear Island is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Cork.
Attractions like Youghal, Blarney Castle, Fota Wildlife Park, Cork City Gaol and English Market are the usual crowd pullers of Cork and you might easily miss out Cape Clear Island amidst these top things to do in Cork.
Cape Clear Island is generally not available on the guided Cork tours, but there are plenty others that are worth visiting.
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You won't miss your home when in Cork, hotels in Cork like Hazelton House, Redclyffe Guesthouse and Great National Commons Inn Hotel offer some of the best places to stay in the city.
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The Beara Peninsula is steeped in myths and legends. The mountains and valleys are rich in archaeological sites such as stone circles, wedge graves and other relics from the past. We have scenic lakes cradled between the mountains, Mizen Head visitor centre nestled high up in the Cliff face with some of the most beautiful scenery Ireland has to offer. With the Atlantic Ocean at your side, we can visit âTeardropâ point the last sight the Irish emigrants would have seen sailing to America. Book your private tour and let the journey begin,
Depart Cork city after breakfast. By the early afternoon, you will be enjoying the breathtaking views of the Cliffs of Moher. You will also experience a trip to the city of Limerick, the lunar landscap of the Burren, and Bunratty Castle.
The Dingle Peninsula boasts amazing mountain scenery and unusual antiquities, which you will admire as you travel around this world famous Peninsula. Stop and enjoy Inch beach, a site of incredible natural beauty and one of the most famous beaches in Ireland. Stop in Dingle town, is one of the most picturesque fishing towns in Ireland, and is also famed for Fungi the dolphin who has been a local for almost 30 years.
West Cork is famous for its unique, diverse and beautiful landscapes. From the gourmet capital of Ireland Kinsale, to British forts in Charles Fort to the sinking o the Lusitania to pagan stone circles in Drumbeg West Cork has it all. Not to mention some of its great legendary figures including Henry Ford, Michael Collins but to name a few.
Today we aim to show you the very best of West Cork so that you shall understand how the past and present lived and enjoyed this beautiful landscape which will be ours to admire on this great adventure.
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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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