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

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

Jolly Roger
Pub & restaurant; Traditional music; Musicians welcome
Tel: 028-20379

Sherkin Ferry
All year round service between Baltimore and Sherkin.
Tel: 028-20218; 087-2447828

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

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

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