Visiting Cape Clear Museum

The Cape Clear Island Museum is open daily from June to early September. Between September and May 31st, visits to the Museum can only be made by making prior arrangements. For details contact: Oifig Eolais / Cape Clear Island Information Bureau. Email:, Tel: 353 (0)2839119

Arrangements for visiting the O Driscoll & Island Archives

Consultation of documentation in the Island Archive is confined to those who have either O Driscoll, Driskell, Driskill or Cape Clear island family and genealogical connections or who have a particular interest in some aspect of O Driscoll or Cape Clear island history, archaeology, language and heritage.

To check if there is information in the O Driscoll or Cape Clear Island Archive which relates to your area of enquiry please give your name, address and contact details as well as details of your enquiry to the Museum and Archive Director: Dr Éamon Lankford: OR

Please give as much detail as possible in your enquiry so that it may hopefully be connected to documentation in the O Driscoll or Cape Clear Island Collection. If you have historic or genealogical / family connections with Cape Clear Island and the surrounding mainland area please give as much detail as possible.

Selected documentation relating to the O Driscoll international family and Cape Clear island will, from 2021, also be held in the Local Studies Unit at Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork and you will be advised by Eamon Lankford if any of this relates to your enquiry.

Other Enquiries

Contact: The Librarian, Cape Clear Island Branch Library, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Email:   Tel. 028 41006

Cork County Library has a comprehensive collection of local history sources at Local Studies Unit, Cork County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork, Ireland.

Email:   Tel. 353 (0)21 4546499