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Cape Clear Island

Clear Island, Baltimore, Ireland
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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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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just back from three nights in a tent in Chléire Haven -- it was a blissful holiday! We were of course jealous of those in the yurts but the facilities for camping were just as accomodating, clean bathroom facilites and hot showers. We were lucky to have great weather at the time and also Dave and Sally were wonderful hosts,... More

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Leicester, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We stopped here during a whale watching trip. A small café which served a limited menu was available at the harbour and we took a short walk. The island is hilly so not really suitable for anyone with limited mobility but if the weather is ok sitting at the harbour is lovely.

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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I went to Cape Clear today 03/06/14 by Ferry 50 mins from Baltimore with "Dún An Óir". Ferry was on time and prices were as stated on website. We were very lucky with weather and really I don't think it's worth going unless you're sure weather will be nice as the views from different points are superb. We didn't do... More

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Westward Ho, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went over there on an absolutely beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky, we saw plenty of Minke Whales and spotted one dolphin so that was a shame, was hoping to see a pod. the actual island was lovely, especially with the weather being so great, we tried to follow the 'green route' but ended up following the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We got the pedestrian ferry from Baltimore and spent many hours walking and with a picnic. Very peaceful. Plenty of good paths within easy distance of the small harbour. Very friendly. More so than Baltimore itself. Spectacular views across to the Fastnet and back to the mainland.

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Cork, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Brought my wife here for her birthday. We were met off the ferry and guided up to the camp site - owners were very nice and accommodating. Stayed in a Teepee which looks out across the harbour. Sat outside watching Gannets cruise around over the water and take a couple of dives. The Teepee was setup and ready for us... More

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