Inis Cathaigh, Scattery Island, Co. Clare, Ireland
Photo courtesy of Scattery Island Tours
Scattery IslandEscape by boat from Kilrush Marina to the tranquility of Scattery Island on the River Shannon Estuary, to explore a historic site with five churches, a cathedral, a round tower, and some old cottages. Start the visit with a guided walking tour of the site, where you can learn all about the rich history of the area. Take some time to soak up the peace and quiet, perhaps with a walk to the old military battery which dates from Napoleonic times and to the lighthouse at the end of the island, or enjoy a picnic and a swim from the beach. The island is uninhabited and visit tickets include the return boat crossing and a guided tour.