Heir Island, Skibbereen

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Heir Island or Hare Island, sometimes called Inishodriscol (Irish: Inis Uí Drisceoil, meaning "Ó Driscol's island") is an island that lies southwest of County Cork, Ireland. It has a year-round population of around 25–30. The island is 2.5 km long and 1.5 km wide. It is the fourth largest of Carbery's Hundred Isles, after Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Long Island. It is close to Cunnamore Pier, which is its main access point.

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  • We had planned to travel with Danny Murphy on his ferry from Cunnamore to Sherkin Island as advertised from the main road and on the pier. There were 6 of us waiting for the 11.30 departure but it...  more »
  • Heir Island is a beautiful quite island, easily accessible from Cunnamore Pier where there is a regular local ferry. Head to the far side of the island to the Paris townland and there are beautiful.....  more »
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  • Easy to get there by boat. Great place to walk. Nice beaches.
  • Small island with very friendly and helpfull people. Nice beaches and spectacular views! Beautiful walks.

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