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“A little slice of heaven, away from it all.”
Review of Heir Island

Heir Island
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Skibbereen
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

Heir Island is simply stunning. We stayed in self-catering accom....Colette & John's. Ate at the gorgeous little outdoor pizzaria....amazing pizzas...only 8 euro each. Bring your own wine! The island cottage restaurant is pricier but out of this world! We went to a play called fred & alice in the littke art gallery on the island....FANTASTIC. Spent other days catching crabs, fishing, reading on the beach, walkibg on the dunes & swimming in the sea. You get a ferry over with either John or Richie (2gentlemen) You walk to your accomodation..ferry is passenger onky. It's a total break from "real life". Groceries are delivered every 2nd day from Skibbereen so we never ran out of supplies! No pub but a small shop, b&b, beautiful art galleries etc. All makes for an amazing holiday at a totally diff pace :-) Love it! Bring a raincoat & suncream!

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

What's not to like. Fabulous location, great tuition, lovely food throughout the day, super bread to keep you going and you have a new skill.

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

I'm a little bit reluctant to write a review because I want to keep this little piece of heaven to just myself! This is my favourite place on this Earth. Its the most beautiful island with plenty of sandy beaches, panoramic views to Sherkin, Baltimore, Cape Clear, the Fastnet, and quite peaceful country roads to walk along and feel like you are touching the end of the Earth. An amazing escape from modern life.

4  Thank Triodr
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Just did a days baking of bread etc at the Firehouse and I am still walking on air from the wonderful hospitality as well as the learning from the Master of Artisan Bread making. Patrick Ryan is a fantastic host and teacher and Laura Moore is simply brilliant with fresh locally produced foods which we ate while doing the course. This is in my opinion, is going to be the top bread making school in Ireland within the near future.They have the entire package and follow through on their promise so well. Congratulations Patrick and Laura, you are both wonderful Ambassadors for Heir Island. Seamus Heaney

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

Have just been for day trips to the various beaches dotted around Heir Island. The whole place is is very calming and restful and a lovely day out if you like nothing more that paddling and collecting sea shells. For the more active you can check out the sailing school and cookery school and restaurant but I'm saving those adventures for another time!

2  Thank DocKat
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