Where the mighty Shannon meets the Wild Atlantic

Enjoy the unspoilt beauty of Scattery Island, home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century.

There are the ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland, with the unusual feature of it’s door at ground level.

Scattery has suffered at the hands of many invaders including the Vikings during the early 9th century but Brian Boru later recaptured the island.

The main church on the island is Teampall Naomh Mhuire. There is an effigy of a bishop’s head on the outside of the east window of the Cathedral believed to be that of St. Senan.

An exhibition of the history of the island is housed in the visitor reception building, which is situated near the pier.

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Highlights
  • Home to a monastic settlement founded in the early 6th century
  • Ruins of six churches and one of the highest Round Towers in Ireland
  • Invaders including the Vikings during the early 9th century but Brian Boru later recaptured the island
  • An exhibition of the history of the island
Open

Open Daily May to September

May 24 to September 26:
 Daily 10:00–18:00

Last admission: 45 mins before closing

Prices

Admission Prices 2018

Free of Charge (There is a separate charge for ferries to Scattery Island)

Useful Information

PARKING: Ample parking available at Kilrush Marina

Getting There

Located approximately one mile off Kilrush. 2.5km boat trip from Kilrush Marina

Map Location: 52.612250, -9.521810
Contact Scattery Island Centre

OPW Visitor Centre, Scattery Island, Co. Clare, Ireland


Eircode: V15 AD62
T: +353 (0)87 995 8427
E: scatteryisland@opw.ie
W:
www.heritageireland.ieenshannon-regionscatteryislandcentre
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