Cape Clear Island, Baltimore

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Clear Island or Cape Clear Island (officially known by its Irish name: Cléire, and sometimes also called Oileán Chléire) is an island off the south-west coast of County Cork in Ireland. It is the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland and has a population of 147 people. It is an official Gaeltacht area (Irish-speaking area), and most inhabitants speak Irish and English. Its nearest neighbouring island is Sherkin Island, which is 2 kilometres (1 nautical mile) east of the Cape Clear Island. The island is divided into east and west halves by an isthmus called the Waist, with the North Harbour to the landward side and the South Harbour on the seaward side. Ferries sail regularly from the North Harbour to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland. The South Harbour is a popular berth for yachts and pleasure boats.

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  • Lovely place, highly recommend for everyone who love walking, Wear a good shoes. The cliff walk is stunning. 
    Lovely place, highly recommend for everyone who love walking, Wear a good shoes. The cliff walk is stunning.  more »
  • We went to Cape Clear for a two night break in July 2022. We stayed in the Ard na Gaoithe B&B which was great. Before the trip I tried to find out about cycling on the island but I couldn’t find much....  more
    We went to Cape Clear for a two night break in July 2022. We stayed in the Ard na Gaoithe B&B which was great. Before the trip I tried to find out about cycling on the island but I couldn’t find much....  more »
  • The food is beautiful and there's plenty if it! The breakfast is absolutely gorgeous and massive staff are lovely. We ate here for a couple of different meals over a number of days and the food has... 
    The food is beautiful and there's plenty if it! The breakfast is absolutely gorgeous and massive staff are lovely. We ate here for a couple of different meals over a number of days and the food has...  more »
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  • One of my favourite places in the world!
  • Cape Clear is a lovely place to go.. the people are friendly and the peace is great too.. the club house a shop and bar and has lovely food and mary's chipper .. great food and what a lovely lady !🌹🌻⛵️ So helpful.. also found lady called Catherine who gave us a drive in the electric car .. only 2 euro....each way . She came back for us ... and so trusting of us.. no pressure .... felt very relaxed there .. the ferry was lovely too.. Dun on Oir . Found the crew very courteous and helpful. A great place to go. Oh and the goats ice cream to die for . Up the hill towards the church. If its a fine day great place to visit ..in the summer ☀️ or just to get away..
  • An amazing place to witness off the south-west coast of Ireland. Firstly, ferry prices are reasonable and one leaves for the island regularly. Once on the island make sure you have good shoes as the terrain is steep but it is worth it for the stunning views. There is a shop on the island and a B&B and plenty of campsites
  • 12k offshore, reached by a ferry, this island is the most relaxing place in the world. Lots to do, Many beautiful walks, plenty of history. A beach and great, safe swimming.
  • Beautiful, quiet Island with nice and friendly people.Beautiful evenings with sunset. It is a place for long romantic walks for two. It is a place for the whole family for everyone.You can swim in the azure sea, you can go to the pub for a beer or eat delicious fish in the restaurant, there is a small store well stocked and it's all here on the small island of Cape Clear. So, book your next sunny holiday here. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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