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“Beautiful Landscape”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sherkin Island

Sherkin Island
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Baltimore
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Co Louth
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94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Beautiful Landscape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This was a fantastic visit, we hired bikes so saw a bit more of the island in about two hours. The weather was brilliant my partner got into the sea for a swim. The Friary was well worth a visit and we got in to view it.. met a family who said they were visiting for years and the Friary was never open so that was a treat. A truly wonderful experience all round.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Sherkin Island Day Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nice if you don't want to journey too far on the boat (with small kids!), and glad that the rain kept off. Lovely little island to visit.

Visited August 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“Island bliss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

A short but exhilerating ferry trip from Baltimore pier;ferries travel regularly. You are first greeted by Sherkin friary -an ancient monument then a short walk up the hill or you can take the island taxi to beautiful Silver strand for a peaceful swim on a sunny day, if you walk to the hostelry the Jolly Roger you can enjoy on e of the most beautiful views in Europe while supping a pint and eating crabs' claws .A short walk to the Islanders' Rest a fine Hotel ,with its own gardens .You may like to view some of the many works by skilled island artists in the Community hall .
Either way you'll not want to bord the last ferry but can plan a longer stay at the Rest for a future idyllic experience.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful; been there many tines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

The best fish & chips. Love it. Visit the Jolly Roger, and the hotel. Great for kids too. There are beaches accessible on foot or you can take the Sherkin taxi

Visited August 2013
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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“Fabulous on a fine day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Have been waiting 3 years to do this trip and it was a fabulous day out. The island walks and the stunning coastal vistas made for a memorable day. Add to that a Murphy's at Murphy's plus some pub grub and life is good.
Highly recommended as a day trip in the right weather. Just stunning and like going back in time.

Visited August 2013
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