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Walk with nature on Scattery Island

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“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 fire your imagination.”

by Ruth Marshall

Tell us your Story…

Story Telling

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?  While we are dreaming of a live after lockdown, we are going to offer a prize of a family trip to Scattery Island for the best story.

What not share your story with us?….

Remembering Christmas on Scattery Island…

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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 preparation…

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.    

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…

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

Scattery Island, Churches, Round Tower, Fort, Light house nr Kilrush Co. Clare Ireland

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…

Super Scattery scoops top award at EDEN conference

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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…