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The Islanders Rest

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The Islanders Rest
Sherkin Island, Baltimore Co Cork
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Tel: +353 28 20116

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This, the island's only hotel, would make a comfortable base for a break and is understandably popular for weddings, as the island location has romantic appeal.
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - On an island
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Al Fresco
  • Attractive Views
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub

The Islanders Rest

Just a 10 minute ferry trip across Baltimore harbour (foot passengers only), Sherkin is a small island about 3.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide with a population of only a hundred or so, and three lovely safe beaches.


This, the island's only hotel, would make a comfortable base for a break and is understandably popular for weddings, as the island location has romantic appeal.


It is quite basic but the rooms are clean and the bar - which has plenty of outdoor seating on a large lawn overlooking the bay and Baltimore - offers a fair choice of dishes, including sandwiches (ham carved off the joint), good steaks with garlic butter and chips or specials such as massive local Dublin Bay Prawns (langoustine) in their shells. Pleasant service by staff and owner.


Large bedrooms include some family rooms with four beds, and most have stunning views; all have quite good quality pine beds and soft furnishings, television, phone and en-suite bathroom, although the price may seem high for the standard offered.


There's a large breakfast room for guests as well as a sitting room with open fireplace.


The Islanders Rest also hosts events throughout the year such as plays, comedy (eg Tommy Tiernan) and music.

Conference/banqueting (40/110). Rooms 21 (all en-suite). B&B €60 pps, ss €20. Children welcome (under 3s free in parents' bedroom, cot available). Fishing, walking, garden. Pool table. No pets. SC discretionary. Open all year but a phone call is essential to check in winter. Ferry enquiries: Tel 028 20218. abbreviations
Last Updated: 07-07-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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