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Clare Island Lighthouse

Clare Island, Clew Bay, Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 87 6689758 Email: Website:

Clare Island stands guard at the entrance to Clew Bay, off Ireland’s western Atlantic coast. For almost two centuries, the island’s Lighthouse has been a nautical landmark perched high on the craggy cliffs, watching over Achill, Westport and beyond. Once a safe haven for sailors, this heritage property now offers a sanctuary of a different kind. This architecturally majestic, listed building has been lovingly transformed into fully catered, luxury accommodation, complemented by magnificent sea views and an inspiring, natural environment.

We see Clare Island Lighthouse as a ‘great escape’ on The Wild Atlantic Way - a restorative haven, where even the busiest mind is soon stilled by the unhurried island pace.

The interiors, in keeping with the ethos of the lighthouse and its location, are uncluttered & sleek but exceedingly comfortable. Clare Island Lighthouse is a retreat like no other, a special place where guests are free to while away their time in solitude or to enjoy mingling and socialising in the welcoming warmth of the kitchen, drawing room or library. There are no televisions at The Lighthouse but Wi-Fi is available so guests can use their own portable devices.

This elclectic heritage Lighthouse offers 'wholesome' food based on local produce. Reading material, games, sustenance and a piano are provided. Conversation is up to the guests!

There is lots to do... Walking, Swimming, Hiking, Cycling, Birdwatching, reading of simply relaxing beside a turf fire.

5 Bedrooms/Suites

Recent Awards: 

Winner of Europe's Best Coastal Boutique Hotel at the World Boutique Hotel Awards 2016


The Fischer Family

General Manager:

Ms Roie McCann


  • From Westport to Clare Island - Take the R335 to Louisburgh (20km)
  • Approx 1.5km from Louisburgh town take a right turn for Roonagh Pier (approx 7km)
  • The ferry sails from Roonagh Pier to Clare Island (20 minutes approx)

Reservations can be made directly with Clare Island Lighthouse.

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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