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Sherkin Island

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Address: Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 28 20181

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Lovely quaint island just off Baltimore

This a great island to visit for a day trip serviced by ferry from the lovely village of Baltimore. I visited there this summer on a really nice day and it was a wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat1955021
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great island to visit for a day trip serviced by ferry from the lovely village of Baltimore. I visited there this summer on a really nice day and it was a wonderful experience. The Ferry trip is about 20 minuted from Baltimore and runs over and back on a regular basis. Nice small hotel and bar on the... More 

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the family over to Sherkin by ferry from Baltimore for the afternoon. Lovely small island, with great views of the coast. Nice walks and a couple of quaint places to stop for a beer or a snack.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Got the ferry from Baltimore, €20 return for 2 adults. Just a 10minute journey and you're there. There are lovely Abbey ruins on arrival and then at the junction, there are signposts for various directions. We did Horeshoe Bay which is beautiful and deadly quiet. Then round on to the next road which was a long walk to the very... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Wonderful to wander amongst the Abbey ruins. Lovely walking on the island, views are fantastic. Very peaceful.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We visited Sherkin Island because we have missed another attraction on our way to Cork. We had spare time and we have been so close to the boat which was after sailing to Sherkin so we have decided to sail. We weren't disappointing at all.

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Thank Katarzyna39
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Really well worth a trip to see the island. Beautiful picturesque views and very good Craic. Great food and plenty to drink.

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Thank Al H
Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Our annual visit to Sherkin Island this month returned feelings of peace and tranquillity. The ferry from Baltimore harbour takes about 10 minutes and costs euro 10 per adult and euro 4 per child. A family fare is available at euro 25. OAP’s travel free. An island bus costs euro 2 pp and again is free for OAP’s. The bus... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I first visited Sherkin in 2005 and returned last weekend. It's just as stunning as I recall. There are some beautiful beaches to visit/camp on. It's a little piece of heaven everyone should try and visit.

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Thank Qwerty408
Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We moored off Sherkin and had a wonderful 10 days exploring the Island. There's a small marina just below the Islanders Rest, where you can get fantastic food. We enjoyed lovely crepes from a Frenchman in a kiosk next to Cow strand. There was also a great cafe beyond Silver Strand called North Shore.

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Dundalk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

We took the ferry from Baltimore to Sherkin Island on a beautiful sunny Sunday. The ferries are very convenient, there is one almost every hour and it only takes 10 minutes. The island has fabulous views, we went to Horseshoe bay first and then to the North Shore, which has a fabulous clean beach with great waves.

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