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Address: Kilrush, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 995 8427
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Unspoilt and beautiful

A boat trip takes you to this lovely island with a wealth of eclesiatical history and heritage and a fort from Napoleonic times. Nobody lives there apart from the rabbits and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
jmtmcgrath
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Kilmihil, Ireland
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Kilmihil, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A boat trip takes you to this lovely island with a wealth of eclesiatical history and heritage and a fort from Napoleonic times. Nobody lives there apart from the rabbits and the kestrels that prey on them. It is magical and wonderfully unspoilt - no cafe, no paved or tarmac walkways - and it needs to stay that way.

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Ireland
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

we were blessed with beautiful weather which always helps but this site is just a gem. It collection of national monuments are so impressive as well as the more recent vernacular buildings and the round tower is exceptional. the two wonderful guides Michael and John did a great job taking us around. it would be great if the ongoing works... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

visited scattery island with family and really enjoyed the trip. We boarded a boat in Kilrush marina ( a really impressive and well maintained site) having booked by phone the day before. Trip costs €15 per adult. The boat journey is quite short and you arrive at the pier on scattery in about 15 mins (includes passing through the lock... More 

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Thank elimron
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very good and well worth it, lots of info on Christian history of the island. Call and book your place on the ferry the day before.

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Thank Thornleigh100
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

What an amazing place. Well worth a visit if you are in Kilrush. Made all the better by our wonderful guides especially Tom.

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Thank Dee H
Cork
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We took the dolphin discovery boat to Scattery Island. We called into the Marina the day before to get times and the lady took my number and rang me the next morning with the sailing time. I wasn't sure as to why the sailing times are so dependent on weather and tides until I went on the boat. The Marina... More 

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Thank CaroBu
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Checking the time of the ferry is vital as it changes with the tides and weather. People looking after this very friendly and helpful. OPW guides on the site friendly and informative and no charge for guided tour. Tour itself well worth the hour. Lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon

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Thank John L
Kilrush, Ireland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I try to visit Scattery Island every summer to experience the extraordinary aura of peace and tranquility that pervades through the island. Perhaps it's just because of its position in the middle of estuary or maybe there is some mystical remnants from its ecclesiastical heritage but it is potent.

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nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is MUST see location for those who enjoy history and sea views. The OPW does a magnificent job with their expert and friendly guides on site. The restoration is ongoing and well thought out. A quick boat ride and well worth the trip. PS be sure to make a reservation and check tides in advance

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Sixmilebridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 hours on the Island during Heritage week. Received a free guided tour by a guide from the visitor centre. Bring a picnic/flask as no facilities on Island except toilets which were exceptionally clean. Really enjoyed the very interesting tour and kids enjoyed walk out to lighthouse and picnic. Worth a visit on a fine day.

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