Welcome to Scattery Island Tours Located at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary on the West Coast of Ireland, Scattery offers tourists a unique visitor experience. This little island, now uninhabited, offers a calm and tranquil environment in which visitors can explore a wonderful range of interesting sites all within walking distance.Buy Tour Tickets!
Scattery Island Tours
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Scattery Island Tours & Ferry Schedule
Ferries depart Kilrush Marina May (Sat/Sun),June to September, two sailings per day during the summer months. Sailing times move in line with the tides and a full ferry schedule can be found at the following link.
A trip to remember
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There are two walking trails to explore with Scattery Island Tours. The shorter orange route features the islands ecclesiastical history and the more challenging red route takes you to the village street, lighthouse and the artillery battery at the far side of the island. This route offers a more rugged terrain and visitors will need suitable walking/hiking shoes and clothing to complete it. There are also several areas on the island where you can enjoy a picnic. Come and explore with Scattery Island Tours.
Steeped in legends and folklore
According to legend, Scattery Island was once inhabited by a monster, that killed anyone who dared to step ashore. An angel flew Saint Senan to the Island, where he fought a great battle defeating the beast. In the Irish language, the island is known as ‘Inís Cathaigh’, meaning ‘the Island of the Battle’. Contact Scattery Island Tours for more info.
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Scattery Island Ferry
The ship is called An Breandan.
After the last islanders left Scattery in 1978…
Scattery Island Tours is a family run business…
Monastic site and Round Tower
Today this little island contains the remains of an ancient monastic site featuring a round tower, the cathedral and several medieval churches. As well as these historic sites the island also has a lighthouse, an artillery battery, the deserted village where the islanders once lived and beautiful semi-natural grass land which is home to an array of wild bird, animal and plant life which is of great interest to ecologists who visit. Contact Scattery Island Tours for more info.