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Intriguing island, full of surprises!

We got the ferry over from Cunnamore pier and had dinner in the cookery school. Its important to... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Damien M
Dublin, Ireland
Birthday celebrations

Wonderful place We spent 3 days on Heir Island and really chilled out and enjoyed our stay... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Heir Island is a beautiful quite island, easily accessible from Cunnamore Pier where there is a regular local ferry. Head to the far side of the island to the Paris townland and there are beautiful views and lovely beaches facing out to the Atlantic. There's...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We got the ferry over from Cunnamore pier and had dinner in the cookery school. Its important to book well in advance but if you're looking for a quirky alternative night out: this is it! Its possible to rent a house, go kayaking and even...More

Thank Damien M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This beautiful island lies off the coast of West Cork and is a very short trip from Cunnamore Pier. We travelled on the M.V. Boy Colm with Danny Murphy and had a very comfortable friendly trip. We walked some of the island and saw the...More

3  Thank Breda L
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful place We spent 3 days on Heir Island and really chilled out and enjoyed our stay . Beautiful beaches and lovely walks . This is west corks best kept secret . All the houses have the same traditional designs and the locals and holiday...More

Thank mikeddie1987
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Beautiful, quiet place. Would be great if there was a more regular ferry. And unfortunately the only shop on the island was closed when we went. Bit of a pain when it was a roasting hot day and we had forgotten to bring water!

Thank Conor O
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful and truly peaceful place, came with my 11 year old daughter and friend visiting from the States, we didn't want to leave. Breathtaking views and best Sunsets ever. Thanks to all on Heir Island Ferries for all their help and friendy advice,...More

1  Thank Anne-Marie W
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The ferry ride over to Heir Island is only four minutes and costs six euros, which you pay on the way over. Captain was friendly and when he knew it was our first visit, gave us directions. There is a slight incline up from the...More

1  Thank Tracy S
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

4  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

1  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 Dervilla O
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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