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Cabin and house vacation rentals in Clare Island

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Vacation home in Westport
Bertra Strand Apartment, Croagh Patrick , Westport
Bertra Strand Holiday Apartment (2 people) on Bertra Strand under Croagh Patrick, Westport, Mayo. This 30 sqm holiday apartment with a private deck, living room / kitchenette and a small separate 1 bed/ensuite lies on a quiet lane on the spectacular Bertra Strand Peninsular on the Atlantic Way and the Greenway/Clewbay trail. Located between the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey and 9 km from the beautiful town of Westport it is ideal to combine a beach holiday with exploring the West of Ireland.
$77 per night
Dome in Dooagh
Bespoke Studio Self Catering Accommodation Achill
Get away from it all and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Achill Islands sweeping mountains and majestic beaches. Whether your stay is for a romantic weekend away for two, a getaway retreat or an adventure weekend, Achill has it all. Our Brand New Exclusive accommodation is one of a kind in Achill Island, it is fully heated and insulated & equipped with all the amenities you need for your stay. Located in the village of Dooagh, Under the views of Cruachan Mountain along the Wild Atlantic way.
$95 per night
Cottage in Achill Island
Trá na Rón
Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Trá na Rón(the seals beach) is the perfect spot for a coastal escape on the beautiful, picturesque Wild Atlanic Way on Achill Island. This immaculate and perfectly appointed cosy house over-looking the sea is fantastic for a cycling-break, walking weekend or a romantic couples retreat.
$76 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Clare Island

Cottage in County Galway
Seaside cottage with spectacular views
$163 per night
Cottage in Clare Island
Clare Island, Restored Cottage Sea Views, Sleeps 6
$190 per night
Cottage in Keel
Designer cottage by the beach, Wild Atlantic Way
$141 per night
Rental unit in County Mayo
Ocean View, One bedroom cozy apartment.
$76 per night
Hotel room in Clifden
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Economy Room 2
$72 per night
Guest suite in Achill
Hillside views in the heart of Achill
$103 per night
Private room in County Mayo
Bayview-Deluxe Double room 4
$82 per night
Rental unit in Westport
The Orchard - Refurbed Studio w views of Clew Bay
$63 per night
Farm stay in County Mayo
The Lookout where mountains meet the Sea .
$113 per night
Rental unit in Louisburgh
Louisburgh Self Catering Accommodation
$109 per night
Hotel room in Clifden
Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Economy Room
$75 per night
Home in Renvyle
Atlantic Apartment Connemara
$101 per night

Your guide to Clare Island

All About Clare Island

Located off the west coast of Ireland at the entrance to Clew Bay, Clare Island is full of rugged cliffs, rolling green hills, and turquoise waters lapping its shores. The largest of the Mayo Islands — surrounded by the smaller Caher, Inishturk, and Achill Islands — Clare Island is only five miles long and three miles wide, and although there are a fair number of visitors in the summer, it never gets too crowded. With its pristine beaches, excellent bird watching, and beautiful walks, it’s a prime spot for nature lovers.

Clare Island is well-known for being the home of the 16th-century pirate queen Grace O’Malley, the first female Irish tribe leader who controlled the coastal waters 400 years ago. The O’Malley family owned most of Clare Island, and the remains of their old watchtower stand on the island’s east side. The island’s abbey, also founded by the family, is said to date from the 12th century, though it was rebuilt around 1460. You can explore the abbey, whose interior is elaborately decorated with carved figureheads, medieval wall and ceiling paintings, and the O’Malley crest. It’s also rumored to be the burial site of Grace O’Malley.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Clare Island?

The best time to book your Clare Island accommodation is during the summer, when the weather is warm and the days are long. Fall brings cooler temperatures, though this is the perfect time for exploring the island’s walking trails, which offer stunning vistas of the island’s cliffs and the clear waters below. The Clare Island Film Festival in September brings film buffs from near and far. Winter is quiet and chilly and can be wet, so be sure to bring plenty of layers and proper shoes. Spring sees warmer temperatures, and there are two popular running races in April that draw lots of fans.

What are the top things to do in Clare Island?

Knockmore Hill

The steep hike up this 1,500-foot hill is well worth it for the views of Clew Bay, the west coast of Ireland, and the Atlantic Ocean. The ascent is steep over grassy — and sometimes boggy — slopes, and there’s a large cairn just to the west of the trig point at the summit. It takes about an hour to climb, and it gets very windy at the top, so be sure to bring layers.


The cliffs of Clare Island are home to large numbers of nesting seabirds, and this is the perfect place to watch them. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to spot gannets, manx shearwaters, puffins, razorbills, herring gulls, and many other species. Summer offers the best opportunity for seeing them, as Clare Island is a popular breeding ground for most of these birds.

The Lost Valley

The majestic Lost Valley is a 30-minute drive down the coast from the Roonagh Ferry. Visit the deserted village from the famine era with its memorial to those lost and get insight into the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland. You can also hike the natural woodlands, take a swim in the lakes and waterfalls, and stroll on the golden sandy beaches while enjoying the views of Killary Fjord and the magnificent Mweelrea mountain in the distance.

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