Cape Clear Island, Baltimore

4.6
Island · Nature / Park
Clear Island or Cape Clear Island (officially known by its Irish name: Cléire, and sometimes also called Oileán Chléire) lies south-west of County Cork in Ireland. It is the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland and has a population of over 100 people. Officially it is a Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area), and most inhabitants speak Irish and English. Its nearest neighbour is Sherkin Island, 2 km (1 mi) east of the island. The island is divided into east and west halves by an isthmus called the Waist, with North Harbour to landward and South Harbour on the seaward side. Ferries sail from the North Harbour to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland. The South Harbour is a popular berth for yachts.
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  • Took the bikes over to Cape Clear island. Cycles most of the roads. Well pushed the bikes up the hills and freewheeled down. Very steep roads. Great fun. 15.5 km and we did most roads.  more »
  • We took the Cape Clear Ferries boat from Baltimore and got a beautiful sunny day. Cape Clear is unspoiled and reminds me of rural Ireland when I was a kid - before the motorways and convenience...  more »
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  • Lovely Place. Amazing Views. Clear Blue Water. Fantastic Cove to go Kayaking 🛶, (Available to hire.) LOTS of steep hills, great work out. Go see the Heritage Centre, well worth a look.
  • Lovely spot for a day trip over on the short ferry. Ireland's most southernly spot. Well worth a look. Fantastic scenery, friendly islanders and a few hills for the pedometer!
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