Visit to Scattery Island departing from Kilrush. Clare. Guided.

2 hours and 30 minutes
Stroll the paths of saints & scholars on historic Scattery island with a guided tour of the monastic sites and an optional self-guided walk to see the Napoleonic artillery battery and working lighthouse. Avaialble March – October. Max 56.

Enjoy a scenic ferry journey through the Shannon river estuary.
Walk the paths of saints & scholars on a guided tour of Scattery Island’s monastic ruins.
See 5th century ruins of churches, a cathedral and an imposing round tower.
At the visitor centre learn about island life over the centuries.
Walk to see the island’s Napoleonic artillery battery and a working lighthouse.

Included

Return ferry tickets to Scattery island from Kilrush marina.
Guided walking tour of Scattery Island’s monastic sites.
Free audio guide of the Monastic Tour available in German, French, Italian or Spanish.
Walking map with site information provided.
Entrance to Scattery Island visitor centre.
Tea or coffee on board the return ferry.

Excluded

Gratuities

Enjoy the experience of the marina’s locke gates as we exit into the sheltered waters of the Shannon Estuary. The scenic short sailing to the island takes you past the picturesque village of Cappa and the smaller Hog Island.

Once on the island, you are greeted by our tour guide who will take you on a fascinating walking tour of the monastic sites, learn about St. Senan’s brave battle against the serpent Cathagh and his creation of the monastic settlement dating back to the early 5th century, featuring five churches, a cathedral and an imposing round tower. Visit the exhibition at the visitor centre and learn more about island life over the centuries.

If time allows, take an optional self-guided walk on the old path to see the Napoleonic artillery battery and a working lighthouse or choose to sit and relax outside the island’s visitor centre and enjoy the gentle sounds of the lapping tide and the island’s birdlife.

This tour is also available as a private experience.

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