Ireland’s home to many types of accommodation.
From 5 star hotels and castles, to hostels, B&Bs and Airbnbs.
It’s also home to lighthouse accommodation… like this one in Mayo.
Welcome to Clare Island Lighthouse
You’ll find Clare Island Lighthouse, unsurprisingly enough, on Clare Island in County Mayo.
The island, which lies off the south Mayo coast at the entrance to Clew Bay, boasts spectacular cliffs, hills, bogs and woodlands.
The lighthouse is situated at the most northerly point of the island, high up on the cliffs, offering an incredible view of the surrounding mountains.
About Clare Island Lighthouse
Built in 1806 by the Marquis of Sligo, Clare Island Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1965, after an impressive 159 years of faithful service.
Ironically enough, the lighthouse was decommissioned due to an issue caused by the height of the point where it was built.
It’s so high up on the cliffs that it was regularly shrouded in mist.
The current owner purchased the property back in 2008, and ensured that it was carefully renovated back to its former glory.
Check out what it’s like inside
The inside of the lighthouse looks seriously swanky!
I can picture myself happily plonked down on that couch, listening to the fire crackle while the wind bashes against the window to the left.
There are a number of different rooms that you can choose from (full list here), but I’d be aiming to rest the head in the ‘Achill View’ room.
Look at the view from the bed… incredible!
How much a night will set you back
So, a night here certainly isn’t cheap, but the extras should soften the blow a little.
The prices quoted below are per person sharing for a 1 night stay (note that there’s a minimum stay of 2 nights).
- Lowest priced room: €250
- Highest priced room: €300
The price includes:
- Collection upon arrival at Clare Island harbour, either by jeep or taxi.
- Welcome refreshments.
- Four course evening meal with a bottle of house wine per room, a drink before and after dinner, tea , coffee and chocolates.
- Access to the Lantern Tower and a 360 degrees view from the outside platform.
Have you stayed in Clare Island Lighthouse? Let me know in the comments below!