Scattery Island

Scattery Island is home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century, & has been uninhabited since 1978.

The Island features ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland. You will also find a holy well called 'Tobar Sinean' which is said to have healing qualities, the water of which was enjoyed by alot of the inhabitants on the Island many years ago.

Begin your visit by exploring the ruins of O'Cahane castle, an Elizabethan tower house built in the 16th century, and continue your journey by visiting the 18th century battery built to defend against a French invasion.

The facilities on Scattery Island include a visitor centre situated near the pier with guided tours available free of charge.

Boat trips to Scattery Island depart from Kilrush Marina during the summer season.

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