Runaway Photo: Collanmore Island of Clew Bay

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Runaway Photo: Collanmore Island of Clew Bay

Collanmore Island of Clew Bay

Exploring Clew Bay: one island at a time

Collanmore Island, one of 365 islands in the Clew Bay, is where I spent two days during my Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way trip. People say it takes one full year to visit every island in the Clew Bay. One down, and 364 to go! It’s safe to say, this is the core of adventure in County Mayo. With our good friends The Adventure Islands, we experienced this area from the sea to the mountain top, literally.

The adventure starts by the short boat ride from Rossmoney pier near Westport. Passing through small islands and the magnificent view of Croagh Patrick, Collanmore Island’s luxury private lodge can be seen on the top of the small hill. Here you can enjoy any kind of seasports you want: stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, kayaking, and, wait for it, water trampoline. A short walk to the top of the round hilltop provides the 360° view of the Clew Bay, and Croagh Patrick, where we conquered the following day.

The private lodge is owned by The Adventure Islands, and you can rent it for your functions. This house equips sauna, hot tub, full kitchen, outdoor dining, and the miniature version of Matt Malloy’s, the legendary pub in the town of Westport. Matt Malloy’s pub means so much to Ciaran, the owner of The Adventure Islands, he displays his wedding snapshot at his mini-bar took in front of the original pub. I’m proud to say that we hooked a keg of Guinness, and drank quite a lot of them overnight. When in Ireland, right?

You can check out the details of Collanmore Island on their website: Collanmore Island, Westport, Our Private Island Base

 

Approaching Collanmore Island

Approaching Collanmore Island

Seaweed on the shore

Seaweed on the shore

Stand-up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding

Adventure center

Adventure center

Enjoying the seasports with the view of Croagh Patrick

Enjoying the seasports with the view of Croagh Patrick

Lunch in the house

Lunch in the house

I wasn't kidding about the trampoline.

I wasn’t kidding about the trampoline (it was temporarily upside down due to the huge storm)

Walking around the Collanmore Island

Walking around the Collanmore Island

View of Clew Bay

View of Clew Bay

View of Clew Bay

View of Clew Bay

A short walk with the view

A short walk with the view

Our team at the mini bar

Our team at the mini (but fully functioning) bar

Learning how to pour Guinness properly

Learning how to pour Guinness properly

Learning how to pour Guinness properly

Learning how to pour Guinness properly

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

4 Comments

  1. Stephen says:

    Pouring the perfect pint of Guinness is an art. Hope you can teach me someday. Nice photos, too. The country looks beautiful.

  2. Jackie Jones says:

    Wow..First pic is simply awesome.Love to spend at least one day in that beautiful place.

  3. Mel says:

    Your pictures are so beautiful! I’ve been reading your site for a while now, so inspiring!

  4. Youssef says:

    some alive photos!
    Our life is too short but we can make it very happy and most enjoyable to tour nice places in the world! thanks for your good post and some nice photos! have a happy life!

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