Are you looking for an adventure that will take you off the beaten track? Ireland is home to a number of incredible island getaways that offer epic views.
Arranmore, Co. Donegal
Arranmore Island, or Árainn Mhór is situated off the coast of County Donegal on the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way touring route where land meets sea. The island has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture and has been inhabited since prehistoric times.
Tory Island, Co. Donegal
Lying at the most northwesterly part of the Wild Atlantic Way, picturesque Tory Island is steeped in history, mythology and folklore, and today is home to a community of artists inspired by its wild and rugged beauty. This Irish-speaking community of just over 130 people is led by a king; a fellow islander elected by the people.
Rathlin Island, Co. Antrim
Rathlin Island is an island of the coast of County Antrim and is the north most point of the region. Rathlin is the only offshore island in Northern Ireland, with a rising population of now just over 100 people.
Cape Clear Island, Co Cork
Cape Clear, is a Gaeltacht island 13km off the coast of West Cork. It is Ireland’s southernmost inhabited island. Cape Clear’s rugged scenery, sheltered sparkling harbours, cliffs, bogs and scenic pebble beaches all contribute to the island’s unspoilt charm.
Clare Island, Co. Mayo
Clare Island is located 3.5 miles off the west coast of County Mayo, Ireland. The Island is the largest (5 miles long and 3 miles wide) of the 365 islands in Clew Bay. It is one of the liveliest islands on Ireland’s west coast and has a growing population of 163 locals.
Blasket Islands, Kerry
The Blasket Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Kerry and Europe’s most westerly island. The uninhabited islands are renowned for their wild ruggedness and beauty.