Hillwalking on Clare Island
Clare Island, with its varied landscape of
spectacular cliffs and inland mountain terrain, makes an ideal destination for
hill-walkers. For those with in an interest in alpine flora, large sea bird
colonies, neolithic and bronze-age archaeology as well as pre- and post- famine
land usage patterns, Clare Island has a lot to offer. The island was the subject
of one of the most important natural history surveys in the British Isles, The
Clare Island Survey, led by R.L. Praeger in the early 1900s. The Royal Irish
Academy has been coordinating The Resurvey of Clare Island since 1990.
When no other courses are running, the Clare Island Retreat Centre is available for individuals or groups of 6 to 16 people staying for a minimum of 2 nights and is particularly suitable for groups of hill walkers. If there is an interest in yoga, we can provide classes in the morning, with particular emphasis on stretching, breathing, correct posture and relaxation.