The Lighthouse is located on Clare Island in Clew Bay off the coast of Co. Mayo (Lat/Long: 53° 49′ 05″ N, 9° 59′ 00″ W)
Directions from Westport to Clare Island
Take the R335 to Louisburgh (20 km.) Approximately 1.5 km after Louisburg town take a right turn for Roonagh Pier.(approx 7 km) The Ferry sails from Roonagh pier to Clare Island. (20 minutes approx.).
Directions from Galway to Clare Island
From Galway an alternative (and more scenic) route is to take the Clifden road to Maam Cross and turn right there to Leenane. From Leenane (and anywhere else in Connemara) take the Westport road direction, approximately 3.5 km out of Leenane, turn left for Louisburgh (first left turn after Leenane). Follow this beautiful drive along the shores of Killary harbour, up the Delphi Valley and the Doo Lough Pass. When you arrive at Louisburgh turn left and follow the signs for Roonagh Pier and Clare Island. It is a further 7km to the pier. Journey time is approximately two hours from Galway. The Ferry sails from Roonagh pier to the quay Clare Island. (20 minutes approx.).
Getting from Clare Island Quay to the Lighthouse
You will be picked up from the Quay on Clare Island and taken by Jeep or Island taxi to the Lighthouse. This service is included in the room rate.
In fine weather a lovely alternative is to walk from the Pier to The Lighthouse (minus luggage!) – a brisk 40-45 minute walk.
Please note. The Clare Island Ferry is a passenger ferry only and it is not possible to bring your car !
Car parking at Roonagh is free.
*There is provision on the island for Helicopter landing
**Special transfers from Westport, other locations and all Irish airports, train stations or ferry ports can be arranged on request.
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The Clare Island Lighthouse has negotiated special discounted rates for guests that wish to hire a car whilst visiting Ireland.
Rates include the following:
- Unlimited Mileage
- Collision Damage Waiver insurance (with excess)
- Theft Insurance (with excess)
- Locations Service Charge’s
- All Taxes
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