Islander’s Rest, Sherkin Island, Cork

A stunning view of Baltimore Harbour


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About the place:

The Islander’s Rest is a hotel, restaurant and pub, situated on a hill above an old castle on tranquil Sherkin Island.  Sherkin is only a ten-minute ferry ride from Baltimore, but is a charming and beautiful island with a wide variety of flora and fauna. When Bird and Dine visited on a sunny April day, we sat outside and watched Black Guillemots in the harbour below, while a Kestrel hovered above us and a Pied Wagtail tried to snaffle some crumbs.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Black Guillemot, Gannet,  Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Great Northern Diver, Red-Throated Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Shelduck, Chough, Peregrine
  • Grey Seal, occasional Otter, Harbour Porpoise or Dolphin


  • Cliffs, rocks and seashore
  • Good views from the tables outside, restricted views from inside


  • Locally-caught fish and seafood.
  • Licensed
  • Open: All year round
  • Accommodation: Yes, please call for details


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Location: West Cork, Ireland

  • The Islanders Rest, Sherkin Island, Co.Cork, Ireland

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