Holy Island Tours

Holy Island Tours

Holy Island Tours offers boat trips and guided tours from Mountshannon to the famous monastic site of Holy Island on Lough Derg. Its many attractions include a well-preserved Round Tower, the ruins of six churches, a cell like structure which is one of the most extraordinary buildings in Ireland and one of the finest collections of recumbent grave slabs with Irish inscriptions. Also featured are a bargaining stone, a kissing stone, bullaun stones and much more.

The company offers fishing boats, rowing boats and pedal boats for hire from Mountshannon. It also provides tourist information and a unique insight into the wealth of historical, archaeological spiritual and visual surprises in the Sliabh Aughty region of east Clare.

In addition, numerous local histories are available to buy or browse – and a relevant genealogical service is provided.


  • Complimentary Car & Coach Parking
  • Hotel, B&B and Camping Accommodation Available
  • Regular Traditional Music Sessions
  • Unique Cultural Landscape Waiting to be Discovered
  • Unspoilt Countryside
  • Wealth of Folklore & History



Holy Island Tours
Mountshannon Harbour
Co. Clare

One of Ireland’s most famous sights, the Cliffs of Moher are entirely vertical and the cliff edge is abrupt. On a clear day the views are tremendous, with the Aran Islands etched on the waters of Galway Bay. From the cliff edge you can just hear the booming far below as the waves crash and gnaw at the soft shale and sandstone.

With a due-west exposure, sunset is the best time to visit.

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