Great Scattery Island experience departing from Kilrush. Clare. Guided.

5 hours and 30 minutes
Stroll the paths of saints & scholars on historic Scattery island with a guided tour of the monastic sites (optional self-guided walk to Napoleonic artillery battery and working lighthouse). Pinic linch included. Available 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.
Enjoy a picnic lunch of local produce.
Walk to see the island’s Napoleonic artillery battery and a working lighthouse.


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.
Free audio tour of the Lighthouse & Napoleonic artillery battery on the south of the island.
Packed lunch including: sandwich with local bread, 250ml water, fruit, chocolate and Irish crisps.
Tea or coffee on board the return ferry.



On the island, you are greeted by our tour guide who takes 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.

Visit the island exhibition at the visitor centre and soak up the pier-side views back to the mainland of Kerry and Clare as you enjoy your lunch at one of the available picnic tables.

After lunch, your audio tour guides you along Old Street, where the last of the islanders lived, then onto the lighthouse and finally the Napoleonic artillery battery.

Continue to walk all around the island or stroll back. Swim from the shoreline or off the pier if you wish before returning to the mainland.

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