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Scattery Island

Kilrush Marina Merchants Quay | Shannon Estuary, Kilrush, Ireland
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An amazing day trip

The weather was brilliant which added to my enjoyment.All the staff were knowledgeable and very... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
katchrishe
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Dublin, Ireland
a great day out and experience

This is most certainly a place to visit while satying or passing through Kilrush. The trip by boat... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Paul C
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Kilrush, Ireland
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“round tower” (18 reviews)
“boat trip” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kilrush Marina Merchants Quay | Shannon Estuary, Kilrush, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The weather was brilliant which added to my enjoyment.All the staff were knowledgeable and very courteous.The Island has a very peaceful atmosphere and I intend to make a return visit in 2018.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is most certainly a place to visit while satying or passing through Kilrush. The trip by boat form the Kilruish Creek Marina is an experience in itself and then to land on Scattery and vsist the many site and the Round Tower etc is...More

2  Thank Paul C
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Irene H, Guest Relations Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hi Paul Thanks for your review of Scattery Island, in West Clare. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to this little island on the Wild Atlantic Way and we hope to see you for a return visit this year! All the team at Scattery...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Bit late writing this as we took the trip in August but what a great day we had. Booked this trip to bring my elderly father as he had told us the story of working on Scattery back in the 60's so thought it would...More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi there, Many thanks for your kind review. Scattery has so much to offer to all age groups and we are delighted that you enjoyed the day there with your parents. Thanks for taking the time to review the island and we look forward to...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I have been overlooking this island from Kerry all my life, nearly 60 years. This was my third visit and the best. Delighted. With the ferry and staff. Most professional. Fascinated with the lock gates. Well done to OPW on their tasteful refurbishment of information...More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Patrick Many thanks for taking the time to review Scattery Island on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your return visit and we hope to welcome you back onboard sometime soon again, especially now that the island has won...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Both ladies operating Ferry service to Scattery Island were friendly, efficient and provided a reliable ferry service. The Ferry boat was spotless and very comfortable. The Island itself is well worth a visit. The OPW Tour Guide, Ruth was excellent and a great story teller....More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi, Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to Scattery Island. We're delighted that you enjoyed your trip and the guided tour provided by the excellent OPW tour guides. We hope that we will have the opportuity to welcome you back on...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

My husband and I are from Seattle and living in Ireland for a year in Kilmihil, only a short distance from Kilrush. We had talked of going to Scattery Island all summer. Finally we did and were so amazed that this wonderful place is right...More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi Bobby & Bill Thank you for your detailed review of Scattery Island. We really do appreciate it when visitors take the time to write at lenght about their visit. It provides such a great insight to new visitors. As you're probably aware, the Island...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Was met by the very cheerful and helpful Martina at the ferry office. Provided with a map and a ticket for the Ferry off we went. The Ferry was like a fast bus and had us on the Island in a few short minutes. We...More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your wonderful review of the island. Its great to great such detailed feedback and it really helps other visitors get a real sense of the island. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look foward to welcoming you back...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Easy relaxing trip from beginning to end. Beautiful charming unspoiled island close to Kilrush. Well worth visiting and exploring with well informed guide with loads of info.

Thank Irene B
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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Irene Many thanks for your review of Scattery Island on the Wild Atlantic Way. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back onboard sometime again in the future. From all the team at Scattery Island Tours

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Well worth a visit. Short boat trip from Kilrush Marina with a very friendly Ferry company staff. When you reach the island after a 5 Minute boat trip you have an excellent Guide to tell you about the islands history which is 1000 years.More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Many thanks for your review. The OPW guides have a wealth of knowledge about the island and really bring the history of the island to life with the tour. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you onboard...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My four children aged 5-12 years old enjoyed this trip, from the boat journey to the island, the guided tour of the historic buildings on the island, the picnic afterwards, and picking seashells along the shore.More

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Irene H, Manager at Scattery Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Happy mum! Many thanks for your review. The island really does have something to offer for visitors of all ages and the OPW tour guides do a fantastic job of bringing the island's history to life. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to...More

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Aileen K
6 July 2017|
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Response from Irene H | Property representative |
Hi Aileen Adults are seventeen euro pp and children are nine euro. Full sailing details can be found on our website. Regards Scattery Island Tours team
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13rose1960
6 August 2016|
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Response from Irene H | Property representative |
There is a new ferry operator now in place. Scattery Island Tours operate the service to the Island.
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MaireadBenson
16 August 2015|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
There are several trips to the island daily depending on weather and tides but definitely more than one a day, it’s still advisable to book ahead though.
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