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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  • April 2019

    A stunning setting with superb accommodation

    “My boyfriend and I visited Clare Island Lighthouse for one night at the end of April. Getting the ferry over to the Island and putting the mainland behind us added to the escape 🙂 Roie and her team welcomed us with tea, and freshly baked scones. We were booked into the Achill room and the wall to wall views over the bay were amazing. Joining the other guests that night for the dinner added to the charm of staying at the lighthouse. Considering how Island life is a lot more of a challenge with having to ferry everything over this gem of a place is restored beautifully and the standard certainly lived up to the Blue Book award. Thank you Roie and Team”

    IrishAoife_girl, Cork, Ireland


  • June 2019

    Unique and special couple of days ever, good company, stunning views, stunning accommodation and excellent food

    “We stayed in the Sauna Suite at the Lighthouse on Clare Island. It was so private and so quiet. We could hear an occasional bee hovering from time to time or the bleating of a wandering sheep outside of the grounds. We could come and go as we liked. Helena was the lady who looked after us throughout and she was a lady for sure. Caring and professional. The Chef produced some of the most delicious meals we have ever had from fresh breakfasts to five course dinners. Ian is the Chef’s name and he is really fantastic as what he does.”

    (2 Reviews)

  • May 2019

    You cannot get better

    “in every way a joy to stay here. Staff warmly make everything lovely….we made a music video here…which was so easy to make with such vast and wonderful vistas…best sauna view in the world! A fine dining experience too!”

    tola Custy,

  • May 2019

    I can not recommend highly enough!

    “I stayed at the lighthouse for two nights with some friends and it couldn’t have been more relaxing. Everything is on point, from the comfortable beds and stylish decor to the delicious food and world class views. The Lighthouse has an atmosphere of comfort, opulence and hospitality while maintaining it’s authenticity and integrity. Roie and the whole group of wonderful people working at the lighthouse couldn’t have been more welcoming and the island is wonderfully uncommercial but also has a buzz about it. Don’t hesitate.. make the trip, you won’t regret it!”

    Pauline S
    (5 Reviews)

  • 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)

The Lighthouse is now closed for the Winter and will reopen April 8th, 2020. Book now!