About the Islands

Washed by the warm Gulf Stream and the mild moist south winds are within the area of West Cork,
Locally known as the Carbery Hundred Isles.

Heir Island, Sherkin, Long & Cape Clear Island

AN IDEAL ATTRACTION FOR THOSE WHO FEEL A NEED TO EXPLORE.

 



Heir Island - Inis Uí Drisceoil

Fact File: This island is a 5 minute boat  journey from Cunnamore and is a  20 minute boat  journey from the coastal village of Baltimore.
There are B&B’s, Holiday Homes, an Evening Restaurant, Shop, Arts & Crafts. A characteristic above most other Islands is that  its houses are of traditional cottage design, which dates back to the 1920’s and more recent builds maintain this cottage look.

Heir Island is undoubtfully a great place to get away from it all

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Sherkin Island - Inis Earcáin

Sherkin Island is approximately 4.8km long & 2.4km wide
Visitors are welcomed all year round - busiest time is mid June to September.

Fact File: This island is a 20 minute boat  journey from Cunnamore or 10 minute boat journey from the coastal village of Baltimore.
There is a Hotel, Guesthouse, Hostel, Restaurants, Pubs, Island Taxi in the Summer and a Rural Transport Bus in operation all year round, there is a Marine Station, Galleries & a Community Centre which also houses a library with exhibitions of local artists & craft makers.

Spend the day on Sherkin

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Long Island - Inis Fada

Long Island is approximately 4.8km long & 0.8km wide
Visitors are welcomed all year round - Best time from June to October / busiest time is July and August

Fact File: This island is a 5 minute boat journey from Colla Pier - Schull
Holiday Homes to rent, Island boat tours are available by request but check locally or use contact details given on web site.
A characteristic above most other Islands is that  its houses are of traditional cottage design, which dates back to the 1900’s. 

The Island of Long offers a gentle escape from the humming sound and pace of cosmopolitan Schull.

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(Cape) Clear Island - Oileán Chléire

Oileán Chléire is approximately 4.8km long & 1.6km wide
Visitors are welcomed all year round - busiest time is mid June to August

Fact File: This island is a 40 minute boat  journey from Colla Pier or 45 minute boat journey from Cunnamore & the coastal village of Baltimore (by request only). There are Guesthouses, Holiday homes, Hostels, Shop, Restaurants, Pubs, Boat hire & Bus tours. 

No better place for a welcome feeling.

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