Group Break on Clare Island

Go Explore Hostel Group Breaks

What makes a great and memorable break for a group of friends or colleagues?

  • An inspiring location
  • The “craic”
  • Great food
  • Live entertainment
  • Adventure

We at Go Explore Hostel, Clare Island have it all and have packaged it up for you, taking all of the hassle out of the organisation.

An Inspiring Location

Go Explore Hostel & Sailor’s Bar offers an all-in-one facility where the group does not need to leave the building except to partake in activity. We provide bed and full breakfast, lunch, dinner and entertainment. Go Explore Hostel is located just above the beach, five minutes walk from the harbour. The island is located in the mouth of Clew Bay with stunning views all around. It has mountains, lakes, rivers, a sandy beach and secluded harbours for private swimming.

The “Craic”

There is no better feeling in the world than when you get away with your friends. The excitement kicks off as soon as the group reaches Roonagh Harbour, with the sense of truly getting away from it all.

Great Food

Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant offers a set three course dinner menu plus tea & coffee as part of its group packages. Groups can eat in the bar or the dining room depending on group size. We take our food seriously at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant so you can be guaranteed a great feast. Visit trip advisor and you will see for yourself.

Live Entertainment

Sailor’s Bar is one of the best pubs in the west for live entertainment. We have live bands every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night for July and August, every Friday and Saturday for June and every Saturday night thereafter during our season. Visit for a full listing of up-coming festivals, events and entertainment.


Group packages can be tailored to include a number of activities such as:

  • Coasteering
  • The Clare Island Challenge (Orienteering with 4 group games)
  • Raft Building
  • Sports day
  • Guided walks

Groups can also do self-guided activity such as:

  • Walk to the swimming cove and have a picnic
  • Hike around the island
  • Swimming on the beach
  • Cycling

Your group package price includes:

1 night package – €80 pp (Sun to Fri) / €87 pp (Sat)

  • Return ferry from Roonagh Pier with Clare Island Ferry Company (O’Gradys)
  • Bed & Breakfast (full Irish) in Go Explore Hostel
  • 3 course set menu plus tea / coffee at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant

2 night package – €150 pp (Fri & Sat Night) / €143 pp (2 nights between Sun & Fri)

  • Return ferry from Roonagh Pier with Clare Island Ferry Company (O’Gradys)
  • 2 x Bed & Breakfast (full Irish) in Go Explore Hostel
  • 2 x 3 course set menu plus tea / coffee at Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant

Please note: on bank holiday weekends, we only accept Saturday night bookings as part of a minimum two night stay – either Fri & Sat, or Sat & Sun. (All three nights are an option too.)

Optional Extras

  • Half day adventure activity – €45 pp
  • Full day adventure activity – €80 pp

Booking Terms & Conditions

Please click HERE for booking terms and conditions.


We promote Clare Island for hen and stag parties on the basis of the group partaking in adventure activity and then having dinner before enjoying the night’s entertainment. In this way all group members get the best out of the weekend and last the night. We do not accommodate groups who arrive on the island in an intoxicated state. However, consideration is given to groups who do not wish to partake in adventure activity – please contact us to discuss if required.