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Cape Clear Island

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Address: Clear Island, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-28-39135

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Peace and serenity at it's best.

Took a ferry trip out to Cape Clear passing in between the Baltimore Beacon and Sherkin Island lighthouse. Ferry trip was incredible and wonderful staff and people on board. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Maria C
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took a ferry trip out to Cape Clear passing in between the Baltimore Beacon and Sherkin Island lighthouse. Ferry trip was incredible and wonderful staff and people on board. The trip to the island was filled along the way with wondrous, breath taking views. The island itself was peaceful and serene, We did not want to leave it. Walked around... More 

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Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Cape Clear Island is one of the most beautiful places i have visited. It is so relaxing and peaceful you wont want to leave. Its a small Island 3 miles x 1 mile approx but you will need hiking boots or similar if you want to walk round the Island as there are some serious hills :-) The scenery is... More 

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cape Clear is a beautiful Island and well worth a visit. On a calm day there is nothing quite like dropping anchor in South Harbour and wandering ashore. There is more comfortable access if there is a swell in North Harbour but it can be busy with the ferries coming and going.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I went with my friends in the afternoon. The island itself is lush and beautiful. We hiked around for about a hour or so before grabbing a bite to eat at the small cafe they have there. The people were nice. If you get a chance I would say to visit but don't make it a point.

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Led a group of pilgrims for St.Ciaran's Day, March 5th 2015 from Tralee and Killarney. Great pre-trip from Séamus Ó Drisceoil. Excellent Ferry, shared trip with about 30 Transition Years from North Presentation Convent School, Farranree, Cork and staff on Ferry were excellent with them, very safety conscious. Cape Clear is a little bit of heaven, first landfall of Christianity... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An hour away, in the ocean, lovely Cape Clear has several nice sights, enough to keep you busy for a day. We climbed and decided to have lunch in the middle of nowhere, which was simple. The way back was more complicated as we had opted for a different path and had to jump through knee deep brambles and juniper... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stopped off for an hour or so for a break. It was pleasant enough but nothing spectacular.There is a small cafe at the harbour which was quite nice and people seemed friendly enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Took the ferry out from Baltimore with my family. You need to be prepared for the walking and the hills. It is a lovely island with loads of beautiful sites to visit but be prepared for the uphill treks.

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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
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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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