Cape Clear Island is situated off the coast of West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. The Island is 8 miles by ferry from the mainland and is the nearest inhabited area to the famous Fastnet Rock Lighthouse. It is three and a half miles long by one and a half miles wide and has a permanent Irish speaking population of 130 which increases significantly during the summer months.
Also called Costa De Cape, due to being located that few miles further south from the mainland, the weather here can be at total contrast from that on the mainland and often you think you are in the Mediterranean Sea.
Cape Clear is rich in archaeology history with ancient standing stone, Bronze Age monuments and amazing stone walls. There is a Napoleonic signal tower, a 5000 year old passage grave, a 12th century church, a 14th century castle, a historic lighthouse and one of the few remaining, actually standing, marriage stone left in the country.
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