Things to Do in Clare - Scattery Island
Scattery Island is one of the exciting attraction to which you can pay a visit while staying at Treacys Oakwood 4* Hotel. It is also one of the many things you can do in Co. Clare. Do not hesitate to talk to our staff about any local recommendations. We are always happy to assist you with planning your day.
The Scattery Island is located just off Kilrush in Co. Clare. It was recently awarded with The European Destination of Excellence for 2017 (EDEN). It is a truly a unique visitor experience on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. It offers a wealth of historic sites, which include five Churches, a Cathedral, a magnificent Round Tower, Napoleonic War Artillery Battery and a working Lighthouse.
Scattery Island is the home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century. It 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. Then 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. There are multiple departures daily. Please note that the time changes each day due to tidal conditions.
"Today the island is completely uninhabited, and you can explore its ancient historic sites and experience its unspoilt natural beauty in peace and tranquillity" - Scattery Island Tours.
Find out more about Scattery Island or View the Scattery Island Tour Itinerary here.