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.



Plan your trip to Sherkin


To help you travel around the island there is a Rural Transport bus. In the summer months, bicycles can be hired on Sherkin Island. The Jolly Roger is a wonderful traditional Irish pub with a great pro-gramme of music events, and you’ll find events on offer throughout the year at Sherkin North Shore too. The Islanders’ Rest, just a short walk from the harbour, serves food, has rooms to let, and offers great views back towards the mainland. We hope to see you soon.