Where dramatic, isolated Atlantic beauty meets convenience.

The most accessible island in Ireland

The best way to find out about Sherkin island (Inis Arcain in irish) is to come here and explore for yourself! The island, is approximately 3 miles long with a population of about 100, and lies off the southwest coast of Ireland. Sherkin Island, the ancestral home of the O’Driscoll clan, is the most accessible island in Ireland – only ten minutes by ferry from the small fishing port of Baltimore, Co.Cork. The island boasts a wonderful array of landscapes, Atlantic views from the hilltops, Fuchsia-scented lanes and the finest sandy beaches.

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A view from Sherkin island

Plan your trip to Sherkin

Ferry times, things to do, places to visit… plan ahead and make sure you don’t miss out on some of the many wonderful things to do while exploring Sherkin Island

The Sherkin island guide

Welcome to Sherkin Island! The ancestral home of the O’Driscoll clan is the most accessible island in Ireland - only ten minutes by ferry from the fishing port of Baltimore.

The area boasts a wonderful array of landscapes, Atlantic views from the hilltops, fuchsia-scented byways and the finest sandy beaches.

Download our free guide which includes a map and walk routes.

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“Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development”