Haiku Island

Haiku Island

Haiku Island                                                                                                                                 The Iron pokes and prods   Rain hits off the window pane Butter melts on toast  Susan Murphy Wickens She is a beauty Shifting...

Sherkin Goes Green

Sherkin goes Green 18th November – 15th December   Waste Prevention Week November 18th – 24th   Reducing the amount of waste we produce by re-using, repairing, composting, recycling and, most importantly, preventing waste in the first place can help to protect both...

Haiku Island

Haiku-Island Winter afternoon a crow blackens the white sky   A Sherkin Island Community project inspired by Haiku poetry and incorporating art forms such as painting, beach-combing, drawing, nature, embroidery, baking etc.. The group will work together with artist...

Fish Filleting Course on Sherkin Island

  Fish Filleting Course With Hal Dawson Sherkin Island   Wednesday 23rd  – Friday 25th  October Wednesday 13th  – Friday 15th  November   A Five day fish filleting course will take place on Sherkin Island. The course is free to anyone in receipt of job...

Sonas Festival 17th August

Sonas Festival 17th August Sherkin Island Six bands including The Pale and Kila Sunsets, sunrises, the magic of one of Ireland's best kept secrets i.e Sherkin Island! Tickets can be bought through the fundit campaign

West Cork Islands Festival

West Cork Islands Festival

  West Cork Islands Festival 15th & 16th June: Visitors will be provided with a map locating the various venues Joint Art Exhibition The island artists and BAVA Students will hold a joint art exhibition in the Community hall throughout the weekend. Studio...

Sherkin Island Family Fun Regatta

Sherkin Island Family Fun Regatta

September 2nd 2012 Sherkin regatta is a fun regatta for all the family. Senior and junior rowing races, plus a family fun field with a bouncy castle, facepainting, refreshments, childrens races, egg and spoon etc.    

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”