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This is drone footage of the last thatched cottage on Clare Island in Clew Bay, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Planning to visit Clare Island 

The following is shared from www.clareisland.info and will help with any questions you may have

Clare Island is three miles off the west Mayo coastline and the ferry departs from Roonagh Pier, outside Louisburgh.

Weather depending, there are a number of Clare Island ferry crossings scheduled daily with the frequency varying at different times of the year.

For the main season (May to September), there are four to five daily crossings during the week and four on weekends. Click here for the current Clare Island ferry timetables.

There is free car-parking at Roonagh Pier and people generally travel to the island as foot passengers. Most of the guest accommodation is within easy strolling distance of the harbour, and accommodation providers further afield are often happy to collect you. If needed, there is taxi hire also available. (Phone Bridget O'Leary: 098 25640)

There is a mix of accommodation available, including B&B, self-catering, hostel, camping and a high-end luxury guesthouse. See the full list of accommodation here.

Dining options are provided by Sailor's Bar & Restaurant, The Community Centre and the Stone Barn Cafe. For more information on dining options, click here. Thanks once again to www.clareisland.info

Lots to do on your day trip to Clare Island

It is a very friendly and tourist friendly island. My recommendation is to ask any of the locals directions.