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Cape Clear Island is the southernmost inhabited part of Ireland, with a population of over 100 people.

It is officially a Gaeltacht area, with most inhabitants speaking Irish and English. 

Ferries sail from the island to Schull and Baltimore on the mainland.

Archaeological sites on the island include a 5,000-year-old passage tomb, a promontory fort, and a signal tower from the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815).

The island’s close proximity to the continental shelf makes it a great place for bird and marine watchers, with whales, leatherback turtles, dolphins and sharks spotted regularly.

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