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Cape Clear Island

Clear Island, Baltimore, Ireland
353-28-39135
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Baltimore
Type: Islands
Traveler Description: Cape Clear is Ireland the way it used to be.  Rugged, windy, friendly.  To go to Cape Clear is to see the real Ireland.  There are plenty of things... more »
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great festival --- music, dancing and lots and lots of stories --- all in the gorgeous island of Cape Clear.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been to the cape many times on day visits , it was amazing to get to stay for a long weekend which we enjoyed so much that we have booked to return next year with our family and friends . We were entertained by the storytelling festival and the after show parties in the bars, what a laugh... More

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cork
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you get a chance to ferry over to Cape clear, take a couple of hours out and go kayaking on the South harbour of the island. Operated by Paula every Summer; You will receive a warm welcome, all the equipment, strict professional instruction and you'll have a laugh too - great caves and other scenery - a must do... More

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Glengarriff, Irland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've been to this magical island several on occasions. It has such a beautiful scenery and walking (even with the hills). The locals are very friendly and welcoming - in Irish and English. Wandering from harbour to harbour and to the lake is really pleasant.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

A notice for a bus tour of the island is by a bench close to the shop at North Harbour. So we decided to take it, cost €5. The driver is a lovely man who seems to have information on every stone in the place. The drive is a great way to see the island. We were v fortunate to... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Travelled from Baltimore - saw dolphins on way out and back. Took the red walk but would not recommend it as path was over grown by heather and nettles and barely visible and a lot of the time went around in loops. Better to stick to the road and walk the length of island.

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A beautiful quaint place. Have a bowl of chowder in the cafe and have a wander around the island. I would love to go back for longer

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Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Having lived on the island for three weeks during Irish College a few years ago, and having returned almost every summer since I can't recommend it enough! Beautiful scenery and walking (even with the hills). All of the locals are so friendly and welcoming - in Irish and English - and on a nice day wandering from harbor to harbor... More

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were lucky to visit this magical place on a lovely sunny day and so saw the island at its very best. Great walking and a friendly atmosphere. The cafe/pub right by where the ferry pulls in, is very good for a pint and some good pub grub. The owner is a delight and very helpful. The museum is also... More

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Cork, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent another night in Cape last weekend and fell in love with the place all over again! A big thanks to Dave and Sally at the campsite, Neil at an siopa beag for making our stay very enjoyable. 40 min boat trip from Baltimore for €18 per adult for a taste of how Ireland once was back in the day.

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