We currently have a waiting list in place for the yurts and only have availability for September now.

We are taking bookings for our bell tents.

To facilitate social distancing, we will have very limited tent pitches available and will be taking bookings only this year.
Your Island - Cape Clear Island

Cape Clear Island

Mystical Island

Cape is rich in archaeology with amazing stone walls, ancient standing stones and bronze age monuments scattered over its landscape. There is a Napoleonic Signal tower, a 5000 year-old passage grave, a 12th century Church, a 14th century O’Driscoll castle and the historic lighthouse. Saint Ciarán, the island’s patron saint is allegedly the earliest of Ireland’s four pre-Patrician saints.

Lots & lots of things to do on Cape!

North Harbour is a busy, bustling meeting point; for the island ferry, for Saun Ruas' Restaurant incorporating the island shop, or for Cotters Bar to down a cool pint. Live entertainment can often be found in Club Chleire and impromptu sessions of local musicians to join in with. There is a craft shop to purchase those mementos and presents made by the islanders, for those unlucky enough not to have come on holiday with you.

The harbour is often alive on warm days with the splashes from children enjoying the calm waters, and a beach when the tide retreats. The Cape Clear Heritage Centre can be found up the hill amongst spectacular views acoss the bay, with exhibition panels covering island and settlement patterns, and all the history of the island from famine and folklore to maritime and telegraphy. This is open daily in the summer, then by arrangement at other times.

The island is alive with birds and many a twitcher is seen dashing over to the island when a rarity is spotted. In late summer, extensive bird migration can be seen passing, sometimes up to 30,000 per hour! There is a bird observatory next to the harbour where courses can be booked in advance, or just to ask Steve for the identification of a rare bird.

Strolling along quiet single track roads brings the inner peace you search for when away from work, that ‘hmmm, I don’t have to think about anything’ feeling! As you walk to the still lake, the old lighthouse and craggy little inlets, spying unusual butterflies, plants and birds on the way, visit the goat farm for an ice cream to cool you down. roads can be steep but the views at every step are well worth the effort.

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