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Introducing Clare Island

Clew Bay is dotted with some 365 islands, of which the largest is the mountainous Clare Island, 5km offshore but half a world away. Dominated by rocky Mt Knockmore (461m), its varied terrain is terrific for walking and climbing, and swimming can be enjoyed at safe, sandy beaches. The island is also one of the dwindling number of places where you can find choughs (resembling blackbirds but with red beaks).

The website www.clareisland.info has info.