Fact File: This island is a 5 minute boat journey from Cunnamore and is a 20 minute boat journey from the coastal village of Baltimore.
There are B&B’s, Holiday Homes, an Evening Restaurant, Shop, Arts & Crafts. A characteristic above most other Islands is that its houses are of traditional cottage design, which dates back to the 1920’s and more recent builds maintain this cottage look.
Heir Island is undoubtfully a great place to get away from it all
This island is easily walked and cycled and there are a lot of safe and sandy beaches, ideal for sailing, windsurfing, swimming and diving. Towards the area south of the island known as the “Reen” there is a vibrant reed bed where you will find many unusual birds as well as over 200 varieties of wild flowers scattered all over the island. Beautifully located to the west of the isle of Heir over the bridge of Paris is the area known as the “Doon's” (An Dúin) with panoramic views, surrounded by Sherkin, Cape Clear, the Calf Islands, the East & West Skeams and further to the North: Horse, Castle, Carthies, and Long- Islands with the breathtaking view of Mount Gabriel- Schull. Heir Island also boasts in being home to many well known artists, who were drawn to the island because of its picturesque landscape and peaceful atmosphere. Food lovers are also drawn far and wide to the island to get a table at an evening Restaurant, though no pubs, Heir has quality B&B’s and self catering homes.