Sherkin Island

 

SHERKIN ISLAND is one of Ireland's unique offshore islands. After a pleasant 10 minute ferry ride from the village of Baltimore in West Cork, you will find yourself in a totally unspoilt setting offering ideal surroundings for a pleasant walk and some safe sandy beaches for swimming.

 

It has an abundance of flora and fauna which attract many nature lovers and birdwatchers.

 

Near the main pier stand the ruins of the Francisan Friary. It was built in 1460 by Fineen O'Driscoll but was destroyed in 1537 by neighbouring seafarers.

 

The island has over five miles of road which lead to Horseshoe Harbour, the Silver Strand, Trag Eoghan Mhor and Tra Ban Strands. Relax and unwind in the splendid surroundings of Sherkin Island.

 

 

Abbey Stores & Post Office
Groceries, sweets, minerals,ice-creams.
Tel: 028-20181


Cunnamore Galleries Cunnamore Point
Modern Irish and British Art & Sculpture for sale.

Summer Exhibition on Sherkin Island - open July & August.
Tel: 028-38483
art(at)cunnamore.com


Island Crafts & Information Centre
Producers' own outlet at The Pier, Baltimore.
Open April to October.
Tel: 028-20022; 028-20347
watchouse(at)hotmail.com


Jolly Roger
Pub & restaurant; Traditional music; Musicians welcome
Tel: 028-20379
milot(at)eircom.net


Sherkin Ferry
All year round service between Baltimore and Sherkin.
Tel: 028-20218; 087-2447828
sherkinferry(at)googlemail.com


Stay n' Sail at Horseshoe Cottage
B&B overlooking Horseshoe
Harbour. Relax & explore the island or go sailing & whale watching aboard the classic 46' wooden schooner 'Anna M'.
Tel: 028-20598
joe(at)gannetsway.com
www.gannetsway.com


Sherkin Island (West Cork) Photography
Scenic views of West Cork by a local photographer.
Tel: 085-7186158
terryfarnell(at)eircom.net


The Islander's Rest
Pub, Accommodation & Marina
21 ensuite bedrooms overlooking Baltimore Harbour.
Food served daily.
Tel: 028-20116; 086-2419923
info(at)islandersrest.ie
www.islandersrest.ie