Cape Clear Island has a permanent population of 125 and comprises 1650 acres. The Island is a famous ornithological and whale watching destination with a bird observatory and resident warden. Most of the Island is a Special Area of Conservation and it has a resident population of the endangered, chough seabird. Located at the most southwestern extreme of Ireland it has unique historical, cultural and geographical importance. See our website.
Author Chuck Kruger lived on Cape Clear for the past 30 years and, together with his wife Nell, has contributed enormously to the economic and social fabric of the community. He has written books, newspaper articles and poetry; has been a regular contributor to national radio's, Sunday Miscellany; and has founded the acclaimed Cape Clear Island International Storytelling Festival. The couple have also made other contributions to the Island including the development of the first marked trails on the Island which are extremely popular. Visit Chuck's website
Chuck and Nell’s property includes 45 acres that comprise much of the entire south/eastern side of the Island's South Harbour. This has truly spectacular scenery and it also includes the most south/westerly sea watching point in Europe, currently accessible to the public. The marked trail which runs through this area attracts multitudes of walkers, birdwatchers and ornithologists every year.
The couple have agreed to sell over 45 acres of their land separately to our Trust to maintain public access and conservation. Non-interest loans have been raised from local families and businesses to enable the purchase to proceed.
Our challenge is to raise €60,000 to secure this land for the Trust, free of debt. We therefore, ask all friends and supporters of Cape Clear Island and anyone else interested in this fabulous amenity to contribute by purchasing plots of 5 and 10 square metres for €50 and €100 respectively.
What better present for a good friend than a plot on Cape Clear Island in an area of such outstanding natural beauty ?.