Clare Island From: To: Clare Island lies off the west coast of Ireland, at the entrance to Clew Bay. ********** Clare Island Experience Package ********** Experience an island trip, spend one night in the Clew Bay Hotel, Westport and 1 night in the newly opened Go Explore Hostel on Clare Island, including a return Ferry Crossing from Roonagh Pier. From only €85pps Midweek From only €99pps Weekend. To book contact the Clew Bay Hotel directly on 098 28088. This package is subject to availability Transfers to Roonagh can be arranged for small charge Option of upgrading to O'Grady's Guest House on Clare Island For more information on Go Explore Hostel, click here CLARE ISLAND Clare Island is located off the West Coast of Ireland and is the highest island among the 365 islands of Clew Bay "The Gem of the Western Isles" It is 3.5 miles from the nearest mainland harbour (Roonagh Quay).The island has a population of about 160 people. Clare Island, the green pearl of the West Coast of Ireland, seen from the head of Clew Bay, presents a striking silhouette. The inner bay is a maze of little islands but Clare Island rears up on the horizon to a height of 461 metres; Knockmore looks after Clew Bay. It's western cliffs are among the most dramatic on ireland's North-west coast, and the landward view is dominated by the peak of Ireland's best-known pilgrimage mountain, Croagh Patrick. Once on Clare Island, so much of the islands history, its geological and biological landscape can be explored within glorious surroundings. Clare Island has a population of about 160 people with the main sources of income being from farming and fishing with numerous other small businesses also supporting a growing community.