Saturday 25 January 2020

Where: Clare Island, Co Mayo

Clare Island Lighthouse

Where: Clare Island, Co Mayo

Why: The best place to experience a lighthouse is on a dramatic, rugged and windswept island, where you can snuggle up by a roaring fire. Enter Clare Island, where the sea batters tiny rocky inlets and coves. At the Clare Island Lighthouse hotel, the Lantern Tower is open for all guests to enjoy. The bedrooms, with wood-burning stoves and underfloor heating, are in cottages, buildings and another tower, all huddled together behind a sturdy stone wall. Choose the Tower House suite for a unique circular bedroom in the old tower.

How: Prices start at €300 for 2 people sharing, including breakfast, a six-course dinner and collection from the ferry. The crossing from Roonagh takes around 20 minutes.

See: clareislandlighthouse.com

Irish Independent

Editors Choice

Also in Life