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.
Visitors can explore the ancient ruins of Saint Senan’s 1,500 year old monastery, and marvel at the island’s 120 foot tall round tower, one of the tallest in Ireland, which has withstood Atlantic storms and hurricanes for over a thousand years.
Ferries depart Kilrush Marina from May to September, with three sailings per day and up to four sailings a day at weekends and weekdays during the peak summer months. Sailing times move in line with the tides, and a full ferry schedule can be found by clicking here.
Scattery Island acts as the perfect vantage point for 200 strong pod of dolphins which inhabit its waters. These unmissable scenes can only be captured on this side of the hemisphere along the west coast of the country.
You’ll enjoy free admission to the island visitor centre which also offers free guided tours explaining various aspects of the islands unique history, heritage and folklore. With daily ferry sailings to the island from Kilrush Marina, this is an experience not to be missed.