Here on Clare Island we’re all set to reintroduce our Singles Weekend. But this time round, it will have an interesting twist – it’s specifically designed for singles who might willingly describe themselves as “outdoorsy”. This will be a weekend of adventure without the cheesy match-making. Just a group of like-minded strangers getting together to make new friends.
Just named on the Irish Times list of the 20 best places to “go wild” in Ireland, Clare Island is the perfect destination for people into outdoor adventure to get away from it all for the weekend. For those who may be interested in our Singles Adventure Weekend, June 20th – 22nd are the dates to bookmark. Departing Roonagh Pier on Friday evening, you’ll be back on the mainland again by lunchtime on Sunday. Leaving visitors from beyond Mayo plenty of time to leisurely explore Louisburgh, Leenane or Westport and still be homeward bound by early evening.
The evenings on the island will be choca-bloc with delicious meals, music, dancing and other craic in the Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant. On both nights there’ll be live entertainment in the bar, and there’ll be plenty of locals and other visitors to the island to mix with, ensuring a very lively atmosphere.
A beach challenge on Saturday morning will start the day with lots of laughs, and in the afternoon there’ll be a choice between coasteering (for the water babies), climbing & abseiling (for those with a head for heights) or hiking the stunning island that is famed for its magnificent views and flora and fauna.
Singles of all levels of experience (including none) are welcome for all activities. There are some basic requirements (such as being comfortable swimming in the sea if you opt for coasteering), but the instructors will ensure a fun and safe day out for all, even complete beginners. As long as you have a can-do spirit, you’ll be grand!
On Saturday evening you’ll reconvene in the bar to swop stories of your adventures with your new buddies (and who knows, maybe even your new love). Sunday morning will be very relaxed, with a stroll about the island after breakfast before departing by ferry at 1pm.
All in price of €215 includes return ferry, two nights Bed & Breakfast in the comfortable and high quality Go Explore Hostel, dinner on Friday and Saturday night, lunch on Saturday, plus all activities. There is also an option to stay in a local B&B instead of the hostel. For full details check out the Singles Adventure Weekend page.