Cape Clear Island, Attractions and Places to See, Co Cork, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: February 15, 2016
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Cork
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Cape Clear Island is the southernmost inhabited place in Ireland. It is Irish speaking but most residents speak Irish and English. It is reached by ferry from Baltimore and Schull.

On the first weekend of Septemberthe Island hosts the Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival, which has been running annually since 1994. The festival features professional international storytellers from all over the world.

The island is a birdwatchers paradise and heather, gorse and wild flowers cover the rugged hills between dry stone walls. Megalithic standing stones, a 5000 year old passage grave, a 12th Century church ruin and a 14th Century castle are testament to the island's rich cultural heritage.

Cape Clear's rugged scenery, sheltered sparkling harbours, cliffs, bogs and scenic pebble beaches all contribute to the island’s unspoilt charm.

1. Cape Clear Island, Attractions and Places to See, Co Cork, Ireland

Altitude: 129 m