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Heir Island

Heir island (or Hare Island, as it is sometimes known) is the smallest and least populated of the three main islands off Baltimore in West Cork. It is also the one where you can feel furthest from the pressures of everyday life – notwithstanding the fact that the island has a 'capital' called Paris! Only a couple of hundred yards from the mainland, the island is flanked on three sides by Carbery's Hundred Isles. It has no pub, but there is a restaurant, and both B+B and self-catering accommodation. Reen, on the south east side of the island, has an idyllic sandy beach. Heir can be reached by ferry from Baltimore or from Cunnamore.

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Heir Island Ferry

Tel: 086 809 2447

Year-round service between Heir Island and Cunnamore Pier. Special trips between Heir Island, Baltimore, Sherkin, Schull, Cape Clear. Excursions to smaller islands

Heir Island Sailing School

Tel: 028 38511 / 086 819 2342

Sailing School open all year. Dinghies and traditional lobster boat. Adults, children, groups, families. Weeks & weekends. Irish Sailing Association approved training centre

Island Cottage Restaurant, Heir Island

Tel: 028 38102

In a unique and beautiful setting, an unusual business created by John Desmond and Ellmary Fenton.

Roaring Water Lodge, Heir Island

Tel: 028 38511

7 en-suite rooms, dining room, lounge with a wood stove. Book as B+B, full board or self-catering. 50 metres from the beach, stunning sea views


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