Cape Clear Island


CAPE CLEAR, Ireland's southernmost inhabited island, lies 8 miles off the coast. Its sparkling harbours, its cliffs, bogs, and lake, contribute to its unspoilt charm.


Standing stones, a 5000-year-old passage tomb, a 12th century church ruin, a 14th century O'Driscoll castle, suggest times past.


Cape's proximity to the continental shelf helps make it the foremost birdwatching centre in Ireland. Whale, shark, and dolphin are spotted frequently. Most of the 120 inhabitants speak Irish and English. Cape offers relaxation, nature, peace.



An Siopa Beag Tra Chiarain
For all your grocery needs & breakfast, lunch, pizza, soups & sandwiches served all day Licensed to sell wine & beer.
All Occasions Catered For.
Tel: 028-39114; 087-6563838

An Óige Youth Hostel
You are most welcome at any age. We are just 20 feet from the beach & all rooms have sea views.
Tel: 028-41968

Ard na Gaoithe B&B
Warm friendly family run B&B.
Tel: 028-39160 or 087-7735046

Bus Cléire - Bus & Hackney Service
Rural Transport Initiative
Tel: 086-3836759

Cape Clear Island Holiday Centre
Self-catering cottages & guest house accommodation
Tel: 028-39153;

086 3665078.

Special Offers - March - May.

1 Dinner/Bed/Breakfast: €40 pps.

2 Dinner/ Bed/ Breakfast:€70 pps.

Early bird Family Special:

2 children free (5 - 12). Under 5 always free.

Ciaran Danny Mikes & Cotters Cape Clear
Pub food and restaurant. ?Try Thai?
Tel: 028-39153

Cléire Goats
Visitor farm - homemade ice cream & cheese
Tel: 028-39126

Coláiste Chiaráin, Cape Clear
Summer Irish College during June, July and August.
Information from: Gaelachas Teo, Glanmire, Co. Cork.
Tel: 021-4821116

Coláiste Samhraidh Phobal Chléire
Irish Summer College
Tel: 028-39119; Fax:028-30150

Gifts, crafts & ice cream
Tel: 028-39126

Ionad Campála - Campsite
10 nóiméad ón cuan,
10 minutes from harbour
Tel: 028-39119;
Fax: 028-39150

Ionad Foghlama Cléire - Irish Language Services
Tel: 028-39190

Naomh Ciarán II Island Ferry
Farantóireacht - Island Ferry Service
Tel: 028-39159; 086-3465110

Oifig Turasóireachta Island Tourist Office
Bealtaine - Meán Fómhair
May to September
Tel: 028-39100 Fax: 028-39150

Tigh Nóiní
Luxury comfort & stunning views
from the Mizen to Baltimore.
Tel: 028-39109; 086-8547912
(weekends 028 20550)

West Cork Coastal Cruises Ltd.
Watch whales, dolphins and birds;
Visit Cape Clear; See Fastnet Rock Lighthouse
Tel: 028-39153; 087-2680760