Introducing Cape Clear Island
With its lonely inlets, pebbly beaches, gorse- and heather-covered cliffs, Cape Clear Island (Oileán Chléire; Cape Clear Island) is an escapist's heaven – albeit one that is only 5km long and just over 1.5km wide at its broadest point. But that's just as well, as you'll want time to appreciate this small, rugged Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area, the southernmost inhabited island in the country. It's a place for quiet walks, hunting down standing stones and birdwatching. Soon you'll catch the alternative, independent vibe of the place.
Facilities are few, but there are a couple of B&Bs, one shop and three pubs.