Scattery Island Tours offers a daily tourist ferry service to Scattery Island, departing from Kilrush Marina (located just off Kilrush in Co. Clare). Recently voted one of the seven wonders of Ireland, Scattery Island is a goldmine of heritage sites; it contains the remains of several ancient churches, the Cathedral, as well as a Napoleonic War Artillery Battery and working lighthouse. Visitors can explore these sites while doing the guided walking tour and taking in the magnificent scenery, while learning about the history of this serene Island. The tour operators are committed to the Island’s conservation, and only use compostable and eco-friendly take-away packaging – which is amazing! The ferry to Scattery Island departs from Kilrush Marina and on arrival you'll be swept off on an exceptional journey around the array of monastic sites through to the other end of the Island where the lighthouse and Artillery Battery is located. There is an exhibition at the visitor centre where the tour finishes, as well as picnic tables for those keen on relaxing and having an island picnic by the shoreline.
Scattery Island Tours is located just off Kilrush in Co. Clare, and is a recognised European Destination of Excellence since 2017. This remarkable little Island is truly a unique visitor experience on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Visitors to the island will be amazed at the wealth of historic sites, which includes five Churches, a Cathedral, a magnificent Round Tower, Napoleonic War Artillery Battery and a working Lighthouse. Your guided walking tour (also available in French, German, Italian & Spanish) will immerse you in the island’s rich story. Scattery also offers a great family day out and junior VIP’s get their very own little treasure trail map so they can explore the island their own way! Pack a picnic or even enjoy a swim in the fresh Shannon Estuary waters while you’re there! Today the island is completely uninhabited, and visitors can explore its ancient historic sites and experience its unspoilt natural beauty in peace and tranquillity. Scattery Island.. 'A remarkable story.. and unforgettable experience'... Departures from Kilrush Marina, Kilrush, Co.Clare, Wild Atlantic Way