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Sherkin Island

Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 28 20181
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Pearl on the south coast

My visit this time was brief but brought back happy memories of a longer stay over 8 years earlier... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Charlie K
Wicklow, Wicklow, Ireland
via mobile

Our visit to West Cork would not be complete without a visit to Sherkin Island and the Jolly... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Cork, Ireland
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“the jolly roger” (22 reviews)
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Baltimore Fishing Port, Baltimore, Ireland
+353 28 20181
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My visit this time was brief but brought back happy memories of a longer stay over 8 years earlier. Like everywhere in Ireland, when the sun shines, the beauty comes through. From the ruins of O Driscolls castle to the ruined Friary and down to...More

Thank Charlie K
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Our visit to West Cork would not be complete without a visit to Sherkin Island and the Jolly Rodger. Time seems to stand still here which of course is the attraction. This is a place where you will engage in conversation with the owners and...More

Thank olivermccann
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Sherkin Island on a recent trip to Baltimore. We were blessed with the weather - the beaches here are simply stunning & deserted!!

1  Thank clare66uk
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The weather didn't help, it was raining when we got there. didn't know how to hire somebody to drive us around the Island as it was so wet. Walked up the hill to The Jolly Rodger or whatever that pub was called. Cans bottles and...More

2  Thank dowlwan
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We spent a half day exploring Sherkin Island. It's only a quick 10 minute ferry ride from Baltimore Harbour and easily covered on foot. Weather was glorious when we were there and there's no better spot for a pint than the Jolly Roger when the...More

Thank JohnK9874
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Just been to Sherkin, a nature lover's paradise! Loved the wildflowers, the country roads and the sandy shores, abundant with marine life. The crystal clear waters were refreshing for swimming and it didn't take long to slot into Sherkin-time - slow-paced and relaxing!

Thank Life-is-good-CC
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Despite the rain and it was relentless, we had a great day. The beaches are amazing, we could only dream what it would be like on a sunny day. Lots of walks and some of the best views ever.

Thank m_short327
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

A 10 minute boat ride to the island which operates quite regularly. Lovely well marked walks in the island, all fine and easy underfoot. Some great cocesxand beaches to enjoy. Well worth a day visit.

Thank sophia27
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We took a ferry from Baltimore which frequents every hour. Small island, very remote and quiet. We were lucky it was a warm sunny day (which made all the difference) and found a small stretch of beach all to ourself. It was just heavenly!

Thank rafiqgarnet
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I am sorry to say that on the day of our visit we did not have a very pleasant experience - and indeed a young couple sitting next to us was equally unhappy. Having ordered a coffee (and other cold drinks) it eventually arrived after...More

1  Thank RWB2012
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Melissa E
31 May 2017|
Response from Tienchen79 | Reviewed this property |
Its about every hour in June and you pay 12 Euro per adult return. Check this site for all the information. sherkinisland.eu/ferry Have fun