Framed within the calm waters of the Shannon Estuary, Scattery Island is truly a unique visitor experience on the Wild Atlantic Way. Visitors will be amazed at the wealth of historic sites, including five Churches, a Cathedral, a magnificent Round Tower, Napoleonic War Artillery Battery and a working lighthouse. Today the island is completely uninhabited, and visitors can explore its ancient historic sites and experience its unspoilt natural beauty in peace and tranquillity.
Depart by ferry from the picturesque Kilrush Marina through the Lock Gates out onto the Shannon Estuary, and soak up the local sights as you cruise past Hog Island and Cappa village. Arrive to Scattery Island and step back in time, as you walk in the footsteps of the Saints & Scholars of Scattery Island with a local guide. Highlights include panoramic views of Co. Kerry & Co. Clare and a range of iconic sites. Learn the island's fascinating story and see the abandoned homes of the last islanders who lived here until 1974.
Scattery Island offers a great family day out this summer! Pack a picnic and take an island swim while you're there, or simply enjoy a safe outdoor space for the children to explore with its array of rabbits, birds and flowers.
Daily service operates during the summer months and departs from Kilrush Marina - Visit www.scatteryislandtours.com for more information. or phone (085) 2505512.
The Aran Islands
The Aran islands are located just off Galway and Doolin. Why not take a trip and Explore Inís Mór the largest of the Aran Islands and home to Dun Aonghasa. Inis Meaín and Inis Oírr are the smaller of the two islands. The islands are a place of natural beauty with a unique landscape. Ferries are weather dependent and available from Rossaveal (leaving Galway city) all year round and from Doolin (Cliffs of Moher) from April to October. Log onto:getting-to-inis-mor for more infomration.