Storm Watching

Storm Watching Weekend’s at Clare Island Lighthouse.

Experience the Wild Atlantic Way in all of its unpredictability. For over two centuries, perched atop the rugged cliffs, Clare Island Lighthouse has watched over Clew Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Winter at the Lighthouse can involve striking starry skies, sideways lashing rain, gale force winds, impressive swell, crisp sunshine & potentially a glimpse of the Northern Lights.

With 360° panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, the Lantern Tower is the perfect spot to witness the fast changing elements. Stay warm by the fire and watch the swell rage outside your window or bring some rain gear and venture outside. Storm watching is as active or passive an activity as you want it to be.

We operate October, November, early December, mid March, April. We close for January & February. Our 2023 Summer season start beginning May.

Rates based on 2 people sharing/2 night stay. Arrive Friday afternoon, depart Sunday lunch time.

Achill View


Sauna Suite


Tower House


Cliff Corner


Wm. Landers (twin)


To book 20% deposit can be paid on the following link Balance can be paid on check out from the lighthouse.

We are pet friendly and there is and extra €25 doggie cleaning fee.

In the event of bad weather and the ferry is unable to sail your deposit will be refunded in full.

What’s included:


Ferry from Roonagh Pier Friday 2.00pm and return Sunday 1.00pm. Please let the ferry people know if you have a Travel Pass.

Transfer from pier on Clare Island to Lighthouse and return

Refreshments on arrival. Pre dinner drinks by the fire.

BB and dinner for 2 both evenings, drink before and after meal plus a bottle of house wine each evening.


Saturday after breakfast (9.30) walk from the Lighthouse to Ballytoughy Loom/Beth Moran Handweaver Studio for spinning and weaving demonstration. 15/20 minutes walk.

Lunch at the Lighthouse 2.00 (Saturday) or packed lunch if required.

After lunch, trip to 12th Century Cistercian Abbey (oldest wall paintings in Europe). Abbey by minibus if weather too inclement to walk.

Late afternoon… on the big screen by the turf fire or special guest for discussion on history/culture/legends of Island.

Storm/wave/weather watching from Cliff Corner or the Tower

Pre dinner drinks in sitting room at 7.00

Dinner 7.30

Leisurely Sunday breakfast 9.30

Lunch time ferry (1.00pm)

*Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements, likes or dislikes as we serve a set dinner. All dietary requirements catered for.

For availability please email