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Draw Date - 13th of November 2022

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A Fundraising Initiative by Sherkin Island Development Society to help Sherkin Island Community purchase the old National School.  

Holiday Prizes

SHERKIN ISLAND: 1 WEEK ADVENTURE FAMILY HOLIDAY

This package includes:

  • Family return ticket on the Sherkin Island ferry. A 10 minute ferry ride from Baltimore Harbour to Sherkin Island.
  • Weeklong stay in a holiday home. You and your family can enjoy your time on Sherkin staying a 4-bedroom house overlooking Roaringwater Bay.
  • H2O Sea Kayaking. Half day kayaking trip for two people. Learn or improve your Sea Kayak skills with Pat Rodgers, an experienced kayaker and all-around adventurer. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced paddler, and tailored to your skill level.
  • Surf lesson for two people. Dan O’Connor will teach you how to surf in the Atlantic on one of Sherkin’s 4 beautiful beaches.
    • Introduction into traditional boat sailing, up to 4 people. Nigel Towse will bring you on a sailing trip on his magnificent wooden boat where you will enjoy the sea breeze and learn the basics of traditional boat sailing.

    BERE ISLAND: 5 NIGHTS GLAMPING FOR A FAMILY

    This package includes:

    • Family return ticket on Bere Island Ferries. Bere Island Ferries is in Castletownbere on the left at the entrance to the town. Here you and your family can take the 15mins ferry journey across the water.
    • 5 nights family stay in a luxury bell tent at Wild Atlantic Glamping. Step out of your tent and into the fresh Atlantic sea air as you inhale the glorious panoramic view over Bantry Bay with the majestic backdrop of Hungry Hill. This is a unique island glamping experience in a luxury bell tent, complete with it’s own sea view, private front porch and seating area.

    CAPE CLEAR ISLAND: 1 WEEK FAMILY HOLIDAY

    This package includes:

    • Family return ticket on the Cape Clear Ferry. Cape Clear Ferries will transport you and your family from Baltimore harbour to the Island of Cape Clear. 

    • Weeklong stay in a self catering cottage at the Cape Clear Holiday Centre Cape Clear Holiday Centre where you and your family can enjoy a weeklong stay in a self catering cottage.

    • €80 voucher for Siopa Beag, the Island Grocery Shop, Restaurant and Pizzeria. At the pier you will be able to pick up some supplies or enjoy a delicious meal while looking out over the harbour.

    HEIR ISLAND: SAILING WEEKEND FOR TWO

    This package includes:

    • Return ticket for two on Heir Island Ferry.
    • Two nights accommodation at Roaring Water Lodge.

    • Evening meal for two at the Pizzheiria.
    • Two sailing lessons for two people at the Heir Island Sailing School.

    LONG ISLAND: WILD ISLAND CAMPING WEEKEND FOR TWO

    This package includes:

    • Return ticket for two on the Long Island Ferry
    • Wild Atlantic camping weekend for two at Long Island Castaway East. Enjoy a night under canvas overlooking the Wild Atlantic Ocean with only nature to keep you company at Castaway East on Long Island. Tent and Equipment is included (apart from sleeping bags) 
    • Breakfast basket. In the morning we will feed your souls with a specially prepared breakfast delivered to your tent flap.

    • Island afternoon Tea for two experience. Then when time has no meaning, you can sit back and feast on a Long Island Afternoon Tea and let the view absorb your worries.

    WHIDDY ISLAND: WEEKEND FOR TWO

    This package includes:

    • Return ticket for two on The Whiddy Island Ferry. The short trip from Bantry pier takes approximately 10-15 minutes.
    • Two nights accommodation at the recently renovated Old School House. Newly built, spacious rooms. USB sockets in all bedrooms. Underfloor Heating with an air exchange system. Male, Female and Disabled Toilets and showers. Large common/breakfast room in old Schoolhouse. Self service kitchen which has tea and coffee making facilities. Toasters, Microwaves, Sandwich toasters, George Foreman grill, Dishwasher and a Refrigerator where guests can store their own food. Tea, coffee, breakfast cereal, milk, butter, jams, Marmalade and juice are provided. There is an outdoor gas BBQ with seating area. Whiddy Island School House a new place to stay on the Island has been created by Tim and Kathleen, renovating and adding to the original schoolhouse that Tim went to as a child.

    • Meal for two in the Bank House. The Bank house on Whiddy island is ideally located just metres away from the ferry dock. Ran by Tim and Kathleen O Leary, it offers old style hospitality and has a magnificent vista of Bantry harbour which makes it an ideal place for a relaxing  lunch or a tasty snack accompanied by a refreshing pint of Guinness or a glass of wine.

    SHERKIN ISLAND: ACTIVITY FILLED WEEKEND FOR TWO AT SHERKIN NORTH SHORE

    This package includes:

    • Return ticket on the Sherkin Island ferry. A 10 minute ferry ride from Baltimore Harbour to Sherkin Island.
    • Two nights bed and breakfast at Sherkin North Shore
    • Two evening meals for two at Sherkin North Shore
    • H2O Sea Kayaking. Half day kayaking trip for two people. Learn or improve your Sea Kayak skills with Pat Rodgers, an experienced kayaker and all-around adventurer. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced paddler, and tailored to your skill level.

    • Surf lesson for two people. Dan O’Connor will teach you how to surf in the Atlantic on one of Sherkin’s 4 beautiful beaches.

    BERE ISLAND: A FAMILY WEEKEND STAY IN A BERE ISLAND HOLIDAY HOME

    This package includes:

    • Family return ticket with Murphy’s Ferry Service. Murphy’s Ferry leaves The Pontoon, which is 29 miles from Glengarriff on the left. Here you and your family will take the 30 mins ferry journey across to Bere Island.
    • Weekend stay in a 4 bedroom Bere Island holiday home. Experience the easy pace of island life but in the comfort of a well equipped self catering modern home. The open plan architect designed home is Bord Failte Approved 4*, and includes a large individual garden with superb sea views over Lawrence Cove harbour and marina, and Bantry Bay in the background.
    • Lunch for two adults and two children at the Bere Island Bakehouse Cafe. Enjoy the sunshine and a tasty lunch at the Bere Island Bakehouse Cafe.

    DURSEY ISLAND: OVERNIGHT STAY FOR UP TO 4 PEOPLE

    This package includes:

    • One night stay at Dursey Island Cottage. Dursey Island Cottage offers breathtaking scenery and is popular with artists, writers and bird watchers. The cottage sleeps 4 people and has two bedrooms (1 double bed and 2 single beds). It is equipped with a TV, DVD, Radio, microwave, grill cooker and oven, fridge and freezer with all necessary items for a great island holiday in West Cork set in a tranquil location with sea views. 

    BERE ISLAND: OVERNIGHT STAY FOR TWO AT THE BERE ISLAND HOTEL

    This package includes:

    • One night bed and breakfast at the Bere Island Hotel. Get away from it all on an overnight stay for two at the Bere Island Hotel, where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of Berehaven harbour.

    • An evening meal for two at the Bere Island Hotel. After discovering the island, enjoy an evening meal for two at this lovely family run hotel.

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