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Top 10 things to do in Collanmore

Collanmore is a private and unique island in Clew Bay, only 12 minutes from Westport. It is overlooked by the majestic Croagh Patrick and is located in an area of outstanding beauty.


  • Top 10 things to do in Collanmore
    1. Speed & style, there’s no better way to arrive at Collanmore Island! Access to this private island is by way of a high-speed rib from a new state of the art pontoon at Rosmoney Pier.
    2. Collanmore Island Lodge offers luxurious accommodation for up to 22 people, with a fully equipped modern kitchen, a lounge with superb views, a private bar, a 9-person hot tub, a sauna, seaweed baths, and a steam room! 
    3. Right outside your front door, you can enjoy dozens of watersports, including swimming, sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, stand-up-paddling (SUP), water-skiing, as well as fun & games in your own Sea Water Park, which has water trampolines, slides and runners!   
    4. Catch & cook your own fish with a BBQ in the beautiful landscaped gardens and take a stroll around the grounds, with incredible views of the bay. Or enjoy a fully-catered meal in the lodge, cooked by your own private chef.
    5. Located just metres from the Lodge is your own private beach – and there are other secret beaches on the island to discover!
    6. Visit the amazing seal colony at nearby Inis Gort Lighthouse, which was built in the 1800s.
    7. Island-Hopping: grab a boat and explore as many of Clew Bay’s other 354 islands as you like!
    8. Access to Westport town is easy – a great destination for restaurants, shops, pubs and caf├ęs!
    9. Collanmore Island is a true retreat, surrounded by wildlife, peace and beauty – relax and enjoy the solitude.
    10. Enjoy a tour of Clew Bay and its islands, and hear the fascinating stories of Granuaile, the famous Pirate Queen.


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