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Sherkin Island Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 11 photos

A wonderful place for the photographer

About 5mins Ferry trip from Baltimore in West Cork will bring you to Sherkin Island. This is a wonderful and peaceful place, full of beautiful beautiful landscapes-Panoramic Atlantic views from the hilltops, plenty of wild flowers and birdlife, a great place to walk, lovely sandy beaches and History.

Very much recommend that you go to the following excellent webpage on Sherkin Island: www.sherkinisland.ie

Franciscan Monastery

The ruins of a Franciscan Monastery can be seen as you walk away from the pier. It was built in the fifteenth century and is a fine example of medieval monastic architecture.

Ferry to Sherkin Island

The ferry takes you to the island in only 5 to 10 minutes, usually this is a smooth little journey, but I have been on it, while doing relief work in the little library on the island, when the sea was wild and the rain pouring down! This was in winter-time and must admit that I was a little scared.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:So enormously peaceful, nature, wildlife, small community
  • Cons:None I can think of, unless you count the ferry journey on a wild day
  • In a nutshell:I love the peace and the beauty of this place
  • Last visit to Sherkin Island: Nov 2004
  • Intro Updated Feb 12, 2006
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  • Mikio's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2006 at 10:49 PM

    Sherkin Island is my kind of place: peaceful, quiet, scenic. I love the pic of the monastery. You take great pics. Oh, I like the new pic of yourself. Nice.

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 5:28 PM

    I only visited here once but I thought it was idyllic. Your photos are as always simply superb. :)

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