SCATTERY ISLAND has reopened to visitors for the summer. 

Access to the site is dependent on favourable weather, sea and island conditions.

Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Kieran O’Donnell (FG) stated, “I am very pleased to announce the reopening of Scattery Island for the summer season. The OPW have recently restored the Street on the Island, which was once home to the Scattery pilots and the island’s post office, before the island was finally abandoned in 1978. These views can once again be appreciated by visitors to the Street as can the historic view back to Cappa and Kilrush. I encourage you to visit this wonderful heritage site and take a tour of the island to enjoy the remains of an ancient monastic settlement”.

Ancient monastic heritage featuring a round tower, the cathedral and several medieval churches are contained on Scattery Island. Alongside these structures, the island also has a lighthouse, an artillery battery and a wonderfully restored village.

Tours begin at Kilrush Marina where visitors board the ferry, upon reaching the island dedicated OPW tour guides will give walking tours to unveil the island’s rich history.

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