Cape Clear Island, Baltimore

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Clear Island or Cape Clear Island (officially known by its Irish name: Cléire, and sometimes also called Oileán Chléire) is an island off the south-west coast of County Cork in Ireland. It is the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland and has a population of 147 people. It is an official Gaeltacht area (Irish-speaking area), and most inhabitants speak Irish and English. Its nearest neighboring island is Sherkin Island, which is 2 km (1 mi) east of the Cape Clear Island. The island is divided into east and west halves by an isthmus called the Waist, with the North Harbour to the landward side and the South Harbour on the seaward side. Ferries sail regularly from the North Harbour to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland. The South Harbour is a popular berth for yachts and pleasure boats.

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  • Took a 14.00 boat trip with Cape Clear ferries to see Fastnet Rock on 16 Sept. Fabulous experience to see Ireland's tear drop and would highly recommend a trip. However, after boarding I did not...  more »
  • Took the bikes over to Cape Clear island. Cycles most of the roads. Well pushed the bikes up the hills and freewheeled down. Very steep roads. Great fun. 15.5 km and we did most roads.  more »
  • Lovely Place. Amazing Views. Clear Blue Water. Fantastic Cove to go Kayaking 🛶, (Available to hire.) LOTS of steep hills, great work out. Go see the Heritage Centre, well worth a look.
  • Lovely spot for a day trip over on the short ferry. Ireland's most southernly spot. Well worth a look. Fantastic scenery, friendly islanders and a few hills for the pedometer!

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