Explore Cape Clear island departing Baltimore. Cork. Self-guided. 6 hours.

Explore Cape Clear island departing Baltimore. Cork. Self-guided. 6 hours.

Join this island-studded Atlantic Ocean return ferry journey across Roaring Water Bay on the Cork coastline to visit remote Cape Clear Island and experience this Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island’s culture and life of old.
Arriving at the north harbour on Cape Clear Island, a shuttle bus service is provided to Cape Clear Heritage Centre, where you can explore the history of both the Island and the interactive Fastnet Display about the Fastnet Rock. On the way back to the harbour we stop along the way to visit the memorial on the Island to the 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Disaster. Then spend some free time exploring this Gaeltacht Island, learning about the island’s culture, the islander life, including old traditions and traditional farming. Discover the island’s ancient standing stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and 12th century church. See the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance on one of the walking trials or enjoy lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: County Cork, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Join this island-studded Atlantic Ocean return ferry journey across Roaring Water Bay on the Cork coastline to visit remote Cape Clear Island and experience this Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) island’s culture and life of old.
Arriving at the north harbour on Cape Clear Island, a shuttle bus service is provided to Cape Clear Heritage Centre, where you can explore the history of both the Island and the interactive Fastnet Display about the Fastnet Rock. On the way back to the harbour we stop along the way to visit the memorial on the Island to the 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Disaster. Then spend some free time exploring this Gaeltacht Island, learning about the island’s culture, the islander life, including old traditions and traditional farming. Discover the island’s ancient standing stones, Napoleonic Tower, Dún an Óir Castle and 12th century church. See the Fastnet Rock Lighthouse in the distance on one of the walking trials or enjoy lunch at one of the island’s bars and restaurants.

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Pass By: Baltimore, Baltimore, County Cork

Join this tour from Baltimore harbour, with a crossing on the ferry through the beautiful waters of Roaring Water Bay

Pass By: Baltimore Beacon, Baltimore Harbour The Beacon, Harboursmouth, County Cork, Baltimore Ireland

The Baltimore Beacon is a white-painted stone beacon at the entrance to the harbour at Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland. The beacon was built at the order of the British government following the 1798 Rebellion. It was part of a series of lighthouses and beacons dotted around the Irish coast, forming a warning system. The locals call him Lot’s Wife with a wink after a biblical figure that solidified into a pillar of salt!

Stop At: Cape Clear Island, Cape Clear Island, County Cork

Ireland’s most Southerly inhabited Irish speaking offshore Island. Cape Clear Island is situated off the coast of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Island is 8 miles by ferry from the mainland and is the nearest inhabited area to the famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. It is three and a half miles long by one and a half miles wide and has a permanent Irish speaking population of 130 which increases significantly during the summer months.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Wild Atlantic Way, Wild Atlantic Way

Get to see the real Wild Atlantic Way from the sea! You might even catch a glimpse of the magnificent whales and dolphins en-route to the island and when returning to the mainland.