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Sherkin – Island of the Arts

Sherkin – Island of the Arts

Sherkin Gathering  -  part of the West Cork Islands Festival 2017. Come visit Sherkin , the Island of the Arts, on the  weekend of 17th and 18th June for an assault on your senses.......................the breathtaking scenery we appreciate all year round will be...

Island of the Arts showcases talent

Island of the Arts showcases talent

Island of the Arts  -  Sherkin Island is home to over 30 working artists. Each year the artists welcome the public to view their work inspired by their unique homeland. Island artists have for years been creating work drawing from the people and the landscapes that...

Sherkin Walks

Sherkin Walks

You will find some of the most peaceful and picturesque walks you will ever experience  on Sherkin Island, in West Cork. There are three main marked walks which are easy and family friendly. Two are 5k long and one is 3k long. Healthy Living. I live on the Island...

Baltimore Car Park

Baltimore Car Park

To Users of the Car Park near Baltimore Pier Baltimore Baltimore Tidy Towns has received approval and part-funding from Cork County Council to remove the large phormium plants from the middle of the Island Car Park in Baltimore and cover the ground with weed-proof...

West Cork Islands Festival

West Cork Islands Festival

On the 14 and 15 of June, eight Islands of West Cork: Sherkin, Garnish, Whiddy, Bere, Dursey, Long, Heir/Hare and Cape Clear invite you to discover them and at the Islands Festival. The aim is to promote these unique locations as places to not only visit, but to live....

TV3 Islanders

TV3 Meet and Greet - in the Community Hall Tuesday 4 March at 4p.m. This is just for research and anyone who is interested should call in. The TV3 Islanders crew are visiting the many islands off the coast of Cork to research an upcoming new series. Please spread the...

Water Notice

Important Information Notice   CORK COUNTY COUNCIL   Boil Water Notice                                                       Date:  14/01/14     Irish Water and Cork County Council wish to advise consumers that the water supply served by Sherkin Island...

Festivals Info

Open Ear 30th of May to the 3rd of June
Arts Festival 13th of June to the 26th of June
Artist Exhibitions

Sherkin Regatta August 18th

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.

Funded By

“Funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development”