Join us on a fascinating guided tour of our ancient island…

Clare Island is an enchanting and mythical spot with soaring cliffs, rolling mountains and hidden bays. It’s home to the spirit of pirate queens and ancient legends, a place where waves smash against the shore and sheep roam the hillsides.

On the Clare Island Experience tour, you will learn all about the stories held within its land, intertwined with all the myths, legends and folklore that go back thousands of years. with our founder, Carl O’Grady.

You will discover the island’s highlights, from the castle to the abbey, and tuck into lunch at Sailor’s Café. But the real treat awaits when you taste the spirit of the sea at our tasting, and hear the story of the cask-bearing boat, The Dolphin. This is where casks of Clare Island Single Malt are aged, as they bob on the surface of the sea.

Soak up the stories, the passion and legends, and feel the very essence of what makes Clare Island so special.

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Clare Island Whiskey Experience


Immerse yourself in the magic of Clare Island on an exclusive experience with islander and founder of Clare Island Whiskey, Carl O’Grady. Discover the secrets of the island as you explore its highlights. After a quick ferry crossing, you will head to Granuaile’s Castle, home of the island’s infamous Pirate Queen and hear stories from her life and times.

Enjoy refreshments and a treat at the Clare Island Oven, before embarking on a walk through the tapestry of landscapes and time while hearing about the great famine. Stop at the graveyard for stories from the war years. Enter the Abbey, the resting place of Granuaile, the Pirate Queen and enjoy the splendour of the 13th century ceiling paintings depicting dragons and a mysterious body-sharing beast – from which our logo is drawn.

Back to Sailor’s Café for fresh, homemade soup and sandwiches before enjoying a Clare Island Single Malt tasting event with dark chocolate pairing. Learn about the unique process of maturation on the waves from the very man that produces this one-of-a-kind whiskey.

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