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Heir Island

Skibbereen, Ireland
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The perfect place for a peaceful, easy island day (picnic in Paris included)

Although not as easy to reach as Sherkin & Cape Clear and lacking public transport, pub, hotel or... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Skibbereen, Ireland
'Peaceful Easy Feeling'

A short ferry ride and you're on Heir Island. Feels timeless and very peaceful. Visited twice in... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Although not as easy to reach as Sherkin & Cape Clear and lacking public transport, pub, hotel or hostel, Heir more than makes up for this in that there are no hills and less traffic, so pretty much the whole island can be covered in...More

Thank jhwyllie
Reviewed 22 July 2017

A short ferry ride and you're on Heir Island. Feels timeless and very peaceful. Visited twice in June and had the beach to ourselves. Makes Sherkin and Clear islands seem a bit busy! Not a lot of shelter so good weather helped😀 Staggeringly good views...More

Thank Tez666
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The road to Cunnamore, from where the ferry leaves, is not without its challenges - narrow and no signage after a certain point but what a view of the islands! The ferry to Heir island takes @ 5 minutes and runs every two hours. The...More

1  Thank butterflykissesfly
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

This is the most beautiful precious place on earth😊 if you want somewhere that is peaceful and tranquil you will find it here. No shops ,no pubs,pack up a picnic,jump on the Ferry with Danny and have some time out😊

3  Thank nadiairl
Reviewed 20 October 2015

One of the most peaceful and marvelous places to relax and disconnect from the daily stress of office and routine. A great location to inspire yourself into new projects .

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Arriving with three other students on the 930 ferry, we baked all of these from scratch, had lunch and tea, used gas oven and wood fired outdoor oven and were all on the 1600 ferry return. Great fun, great recipes and great instruction

2  Thank wwjmaj
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I visited Heir Island as part of A Taste Of West Cork. I attended a bread baking workshop with Island Cottage and then spent the day exploring. The day I went was a stunning blue skies day in September and the Island was at its...More

5  Thank mccarthy.gail
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I can't recommend this highly enough. We stayed in Skibbereen and travelled over on the ferry to Heir Island on the Saturday morning. It was a wet morning but the friendly greeting and freshly baked bakewell tarts that greeted us set the atmosphere for the...More

3  Thank Dunnen3
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I've been to Heir Island twice, for a total of seven days, as the guest of friends who have rented Nell's Cottage, located on the western (and highest) end of the island. We always use the "Thresher" ferry from Cunnamore - just a five minute...More

6  Thank kapodemico
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Well worth a visit. We took the ferry from Cunnamore which only takes a few minutes to this beautiful little island. 6 euro return. Luckily we packed a picnic as there was no place open to eat. we sat overlooking a little bay and enjoyed...More

3  Thank josephine1234
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15 January 2015|
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Response from kapodemico | Reviewed this property |
My answer is probably too late for when you needed it, but there are several self-catering bungalows on the island for those wishing to stay overnight. We've stayed at Nell's House (tripadvisor won't let me post a link, but... More