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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.

Hill walking, view from Knockmore, looking South toward Caher and Inishturk

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.

For groups of 6 to 12, the cost is 65 euros/person/day which includes vegetarian food (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) shared accommodation and transport on the island. Yoga classes are available at an additional cost of 12 euros/person for a 90 minutes class. We can also organise guided walks which highlight the island's archaeological sites, rare alpine vegetation, nesting sites of various sea bird colonies, etc.
The centre can also be used for self catering groups.
Contact us to discuss your particular requirements.