Top things to do in Clare Island

Abbey in Clare Island

Clare Island Abbey

Located north of the post office in the south of the island, this Cistercian abbey originally dates to the 12th century, but was rebuilt in the 15th century. Grace O'Malley is said to be buried here, where a stone i…
Castle in Clare Island

Granuaile's Castle

Associated with the pirate queen Grace O'Malley, this castle tower was her stronghold, although it was altered considerably when the coastguard took it over in 1831.
Hill in Clare Island


In the northwest of the island, the hill of 462m Knockmore is a rewarding hike, leading to superb views.