Clare Island stands guard at the entrance to Clew Bay, off Ireland’s western Atlantic coast. For almost two centuries, the island’s Lighthouse has been a nautical landmark perched high on the craggy cliffs, watching over Achill, Westport and beyond. Once a safe haven for sailors, this heritage property now offers sanctuary of a different kind. This architecturally majestic, listed building has been lovingly transformed into fully catered, luxury accommodation, complemented by magnificent sea views and an inspiring, natural environment.

Our Vision

We see Clare Island Lighthouse as a ‘great escape’ – a restorative haven, where even the busiest mind is soon stilled by the unhurried island pace. Our interiors, in keeping with the ethos of the lighthouse and its location, are uncluttered & sleek but exceedingly comfortable. Where possible we have let the landscape do the talking! Clare Island Lighthouse is a retreat like no other, a special place where guests are free to while away their time in solitude or to enjoy mingling and socialising in the welcoming warmth of the kitchen, drawing room or library. There are no televisions at The Lighthouse but Wi-Fi is available so guests can use their own portable devices.

Reading material, games, sustenance & piano provided – conversation is up to the guests!

Best Place to Live in Ireland

The closest big town to Clare Island is Westport, which according to Destination Westport possesses ‘real charisma and a continental flavour’. It is a unique and charming heritage town, voted Best Place to Live in Ireland by Irish Times readers in 2012. The bustle and energy of Westport offers visitors the perfect contrast to the tranquil pace of The Clare Island Lighthouse experience.

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  • August 2018

    Wonderful stay in converted lighthouse.

    “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in such an historical building with stunning views across Achill Bay. Our room ,Achill View, was beautifully converted and very comfortable. The food and wine were top class. Our host and her staff were very helpful and friendly. One of the warmest memories was the convivial atmosphere we shared with the other guests.”

    Gerry Mccleery, Balbriggan, Ireland
    (52 Reviews)

  • July 2018

    A special and unforgettable place

    “My partner and I were celebrating a special occasion and we chose a weekend at the Lighthouse followed by 3 days in Westport, as recommended by Roie the manageress of the Lighthouse. What a good choice we made! The memories of these special places will stay with us forever.”

    Dave U, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    (2 Reviews)

  • July 2018

    AMAZING..such a wonderful experience

    “As soon as we stepped off the boat onto Clare Island, we knew it was going to be a wonderful place to stay, as it instantly had such a lovely feel about it. However, nothing could prepare us for our first view of the lighthouse as we made our journey up towards it from the Quay. We received the warmest welcome from Roie when we arrived and were ushered into the large kitchen full of wonderful cooking smells. The lighthouse is such a fabulous building and it has been refurbished to a very high standard. We were lucky enough to share the dinner table with some lovely guests, and it was great getting to know people too. Roie and her team are amazing, and made us feel so welcome. The food (& wine) is excellent, and they catered extremely well for vegetarians. This is such a unique experience and if we got the chance we would definitely do it again. Thanks for making us so welcome Roie, your an absolute star.”

    HanHol15, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    (114 Reviews)

  • July 2018

    Truly Stunning!

    “As we approached the impressive Clare Island Lighthouse through the rolling countryside you instantly feel relaxed amongst the stunning scenery of Clare Island. The lighthouse is a truly unique experience; individually designed bedrooms finished to a high standard reflecting the setting and lighthouse charm coupled with modern amenities. A sincere thanks to Roie and staff who provide a warm welcome, great hospitality and cannot do enough to help! Communal dinner is a fantastic idea with a delicious menu that reflects local Irish produce!”

    kennydouglas0, London, United Kingdom
    (1 Reviews)

  • July 2018


    “We absolutely loved our time on Clare Island. Roie and Brigit and all the other staff on the lighthouse were so warm and made our stay so enjoyable. The setting itself is like another world or even being brought back in time to Ireland in a different time. Shared dinner with the other guests was a really fantastic and the food and wine were top class. Couldn’t recommend enough.”

    Stephen O Dwyer, Dublin, Ireland
    (10 Reviews)

  • July 2018

    Omg Omg

    “What a place, from start to finish. From the welcome on the quay to the welcome tea and scones around the kitchen table as Ali the chef prepared our evening meal. We stayed in the old tower which was spectacularly unique with breathtaking views in all directions. Dinner each evening was delicious with great company around the communal dining table. Breakfast was simple but perfect. Roie and her staff were so very welcoming and warm, plenty of history and info of the island.”

    Lisa Q, Kilkishen
    (4 Reviews)

  • July 2018

    Clare Island Lighthouse

    “We stayed in Clare Island Lighthouse for two nights. Roie was so welcoming, warm and inviting. The lighthouse is in itself a tranquil beautiful peaceful place, with stunning views of Achill Island, Clew Bay and the Atlantic. We were lucky to have the most beautiful weather and watched the sun rise and set. A stay in the lighthouse is a must, with each room unique, warm and peaceful.”

    Sinead T, New York City
    (2 Reviews)

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