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Walk with nature on Scattery Island

  “For a small island, Scattery Island has quite a range of habitats, that includes salt marsh, coastal gravel banks, grassland, and scrub. These habitats support a variety of plants, birds and animals. While what follows is not an exhaustive list of species, I hope that it may be enough to whet your appetite and…

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February 13, 2021

Tell us your Story…

Storytelling is truly living history.  I love listening to my Dad tell me stories of his time on Scattery Island.  He brings it alive, the characters, the whipping wind across the waves and the image of sitting in front of a crackling fire. What stories would you tell about this time we are living in? …

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February 9, 2021

Remembering Christmas on Scattery Island…

Christmas will be very different this year – for everyone.  It’s feels like an appropriate year to look back and remember that Christmas wasn’t always about frenzied shopping for gifts, the over indulgent treats and ‘Christmas FM’ blasting out festive tune on the radio as we race around doing all those last little jobs in…

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December 22, 2020

Local communities brimming with local Saints…

Have you noticed Social Media has changed over the past week, facebook and Instagram have become a lot less “this is what I do” and a lot “more what can we do for you?” Communities are pulling together in ways not seen for decades. In Kilrush Offers from our local stores to deliver ready meals,…

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March 19, 2020

From farmers son to Saint… How did St. Senan create a following centuries ago?

Saint Senan (c. 488-544)   As we flick through social media and absorb stories about celebrities and news from around the globe in an instant, try to imagine what it was like in the years around   488-544, when a young man was born, near Kilimer in County Clare.     Just how extraordinary did one…

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March 6, 2020

Our Great Island Experience in Co. Clare’s Wild Atlantic Way

We often get asked.. “but what will I do on an uninhabited island for five hours?!!”… So we thought we’d share some tips on the best way to enjoy Scattery Island and our new Great Island Experience Tour. But first off.. lets dispense with some of the fearful myths!.. “Yes”… there is 4G on the island…

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May 26, 2019

The lives of the Scattery Island Pilots

  The older name for Scattery is  Inis Cathaigh, an Island steeped in tradition. The recent social history of Scattery Island can be said to have begun with the settling of a number of families from the Kilbaha district of West Clare.  A number of these family names included Melichan, Griffin, Keane, Hanrahan, Scanlon, Moran, Brennan…

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May 19, 2019

Scattery Awarded a further EDEN Innovation Prize in ‘Sustainable Tourism and Implementation’

    Following their recent award as the European Destination of excellence award for Ireland for 2017, Scattery Island has scooped a further award at yesterdays Annual EDEN conference in Romania. This award was given for ‘Best Practice in Sustainable Tourism and Implementation’ and recognises the work carried out by Scattery Island Tours in implementing…

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May 16, 2019

Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Clare

Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland. EVERY CORNER OF Ireland has something unique to showcase – but how much of it have you seen? TheJournal.ie has been chatting to heritage officers in every part of the country to compile their top five…

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April 29, 2019

Super Scattery scoops top award at EDEN conference

Following their recent award as the European Destination of excellence award for Ireland for 2017, Scattery Island has scooped a further award at this week’s Annual EDEN conference in Romania. This award was given for ‘Best Practice in Sustainable Tourism and Implementation’ and recognises the work carried out by Scattery Island Tours in implementing and…

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April 29, 2019

Co Clare is a ‘Best Place to Go’ in 2018

The Banner county has been named one of the ‘Best Places to Go’ in 2018 by one of the world’s most reputable travel guidebooks, Frommer’s. The Frommer’s team of editors and writers chooses locations they believe are the best holiday destinations for the year ahead. They cited Star Wars: The Last Jedi as one of…

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February 21, 2019

The Islands of Ireland: Scattery Island off Kilrush Co Clare

Scattery Island round tower and Teampall Naomh Mhuire, off Kilrush Co Clare has been uninhabited since 1978 but was previously home to a monastic settlement for 600 years, writes Dan MacCarthy. Its name sounds like a cry of a forlorn hunter, or perhaps some kind of military ordnance, but Scattery Island or Inis Cathaig, in…

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February 20, 2019

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