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Heir Island

Skibbereen, Ireland
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Excellent, peaceful place

The ferry ride over to Heir Island is only four minutes and costs six euros, which you pay on the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tracy S
,
Bromley, United Kingdom
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 October 13, 2017
jhwyllie
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Skibbereen, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed October 13, 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
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Reviewed July 22, 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
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Reviewed June 11, 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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Reviewed January 13, 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
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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 .

1  Thank Andrew M
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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

2  Thank wwjmaj
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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...More

5  Thank mccarthy.gail
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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...More

3  Thank Dunnen3
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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...More

6  Thank kapodemico
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LisaLewes
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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
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