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A special place ,beautiful scenery but bring a picnic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Cork, Ireland
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9 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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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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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Cork, Ireland
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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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Hampshire, England
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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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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you want to escape for a day this is the location,depending on where you embark the trip is from five to twenty minutes of a boat trip.You step back in time but if you have walking problems this is not for you....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The title says it all really ,this Island is among a hundred in roaring water bay. Has everything from sandy beaches to restaurants a sailing center and bread making school.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

A beautiful little island. One can catch ferry (6 euro return) from Cunnamore Pier and it is a very short ferry trip. Beautiful views from all over the Island. It boasts a couple of lovely beaches and gorgeous walks. One really feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. There are a number of artists... More 

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Irish in Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

What a wonderful day! The Firehouse Bread School (should have its own listing!) is in an idyllic location. Patrick Ryan is a knowledgeable baker who is eager to share his expertise and love of real bread. Small groups of 6 students mean that the instruction is highly personalised. Each baker makes several different recipes - sourdough, yeast, soda bread and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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,... More 

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