Directions from Westport to Clare Island
Take the R335 to Louisburgh (20 km.) Approximately 1.5 km after Louisburg town take a right turn for Roonagh Pier.(approx 7 km) The Ferry sails from Roonagh pier to Clare Island. (20 minutes approx.).
Directions from Galway to Clare IslandFrom Galway an alternative (and more scenic) route is to take the Clifden road to Maam Cross and turn right there to Leenane. From Leenane (and anywhere else in Connemara) take the Westport road direction, approximately 3.5 km out of Leenane, turn left for Louisburgh (first left turn after Leenane). Follow this beautiful drive along the shores of Killary harbour, up the Delphi Valley and the Doo Lough Pass. When you arrive at Louisburgh turn left and follow the signs for Roonagh Pier and Clare Island. It is a further 7km to the pier. Journey time is approximately two hours from Galway. The Ferry sails from Roonagh pier to the quay Clare Island. (20 minutes approx.).
Please note.Clare Island Ferry is a passenger ferry but it is possible
to bring your car!
Car parking at Roonagh Pier is free.
Special transfers from Westport, other locations and all Irish airports,
train stations or ferry ports can be arranged on request.