The O’Grady Family have been operating a service to Clare Island since 1880.
The “Pirate Queen” named after the infamous 16th century Grace O’Malley(Granuaile), who lived on Clare Island during the course of her life as a “chief commander and director of thieves and murderers at sea”.
The “Clew Bay Queen” licensed to carry 96 passengers takes 20 minutes to make the crossing and is the largest ferry on the Clare Island service. The “Sea Sprinter” is licensed to carry 35 passengers and takes 10 minutes to make the crossing.
The journey gives enough time to view and photograph a most spectacular coastline which includes Achill Island, the Nephin Mountains, Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick, Killary Harbour, Renvyle and Inishbofin.
Special trips to and from Inishturk and Achill Island can be arranged for groups.
Operated Daily Year Round
Regular daily services year round.
See www.clareislandferry.com for details
PARKING: There is a large car park at Roonagh Point
GROUPS: Special trips to and from Inishturk and Achill Island can be arranged for groups. For group activities on the island please visit the website www.clareislandadventures.ie
Roonagh Quay is located on the R335, 8km west of Louisburgh
Roonagh Point, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
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