The Murphy Family

Danny Murphy and his family are native Heir Islanders and are still an Island based Family that can be traced back to many generations on Heir Island, they also have strong family links with many of the neighboring Islands that surround Heir.


Danny Murphy has been involved in the ferrying business for the last 20 years from Cunnamore to Heir Island and has had strong connections with the fishing industry spanning 55 years and more.
The Murphy Family have great knowledge of the local areas and provide other Services by request like River Navigation, Eco-tours and Family/Group trips, and fishing trips on board the M.V. Norvic

For the past 10 years and more Danny Murphy has been operating the route from Cunnamore to Heir, Sherkin and Baltimore on board of the Miss Josephine Ferry, but sadly the Miss Josephine is no longer in operation so Danny has purchased a boat from Dingle, the M.V. Boy Colm, and he has had this boat refitted to modern standards under the regulations of the Dept. of Marine. The M.V. Boy Colm is in operation upon the old Miss Josephine route from Baltimore and Cunnamore to the Islands of Sherkin & Heir.

The Murphy Family hopes to see You on board on any of the two boats in operation, as they would be more than happy to show you around the beautiful Islands in Roaring Water Bay, and you can take the opportunity in disembarking onto any of the inhabited Islands within their  Schedule to see up close for yourself the beauty these Islands have to offer to those who simply love to explore