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Address: Skibbereen, Ireland
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The most amazing place on earth

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
nadiairl
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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😊

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1 Thank nadiairl
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 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 .

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1 Thank Andrew M
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 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

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1 Thank wwjmaj
Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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 very best. The hedgerows were full of wild flowers and berries. It only took 4... More 

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1 Thank mccarthy.gail
County Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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 day. The class was very relaxed and our teacher Patrick was excellent. We are novices... More 

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1 Thank Dunnen3
Cork, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 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 shuttle - at a cost of €3 one way, per person (kids under 12 are... More 

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1 Thank milero429
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 our picnic in the company of a curious little seal . We took the ferry... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

2 intrepid travellers and our 2 dogs stayed at "The Old Barn" on Heir Island - unbelievably calm and scenic and only 25 others on the Island. We were ferried from the mainland leaving our car perfectly safely beside the pier - no shops, no bars only the beautiful views and acres of silence and fresh air - the perfect... More 

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2 Thank BillMoir
Cork, Ireland
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171 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Absolutely fabulous island with magnificent beaches and people, a real tranquil different world compared to normal life, is this normal life and our day to day is crazy? Highly recommended for a visit and Danny on heir Island ferry boy colm is a gentleman and really friendly

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2 Thank robkmurf
Hampshire, England
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

John and Ellmary Desmond have added a three course lunch to their successful summer restaurant fare. There's no choice but the menu is beautifully balanced and fabulously cooked, as I have come to expect from this culinary craftsman. At 20 euro, it is excellent value.

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