Scariff Island is a small Irish island off the coast of County Kerry. Located less than a mile from Deenish Island, another smaller island, Scariff Island is nowadays an uninhabited wilderness island. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, it is easily recognizable from the road as you drive through the Ring of Kerry!
Scariff Island is located to the right of Deenish Island. It is recognizable above all by its larger size, as well as by its highest peak, culminating at 252 meters above sea level.
We might as well tell you right away: this island is difficult to access, and there are few shipping companies offering shuttles to get you there. It’s frustrating, but you’ll have plenty of time to admire them from the Ring of Kerry road. The view is breathtaking and will deserve some souvenir photos!
Like its neighbouring island, Scariff Island was once inhabited by a single family. This was in 1837, and the family spent their time tending the local livestock to be as self-sufficient as possible. Today, the island has been abandoned.
All that remains are the traces of the old farmhouse, an old hermitage and a ruined church.