- Clare Island is nestled at the entrance of beautiful Clew Bay and showcases stunning Mayo and Wild Atlantic Way scenery.
- The island is known for its spectacular cliffs with large numbers of nesting sea birds.
- The island was once home to 16th-century pirate queen Granuaile or Grace O’Malley. You’ll pass her castle ruins on the loop.
- The ruins of 13th-century Cistercian monastery, Clare Island Abbey, can be seen on the trail too.
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