Murphy’s Sherkin Island

Sherkin Island lies in Roaringwater Bay, West Cork, in the far south-west of Ireland.

Just three miles long and one and a half miles wide, Sherkin has a unique beauty and variety of landscape, which is both tranquil and breathtaking.

There is a regular ferry service between the village of Baltimore and Sherkin Island, with a journey time of just ten minutes – making Sherkin one of Ireland’s most accessible off-shore islands.

Sherkin buzzes with activity during the summer months and locals are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. Traditional music, too, is very important on the island, both with the islanders themselves, and with visiting musicians. Come join us in Murphy’s Pub on Sunday afternoons for ceol agus craic!

The Islander’s Rest and Murphy’s Pub, Sherkin Island, is an ideal base for a short break away for the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

We have 21 bedrooms – 16 of which offer stunning sea views of Baltimore Harbour.

All rooms have en suite bathroom, TV, and direct-dial telephone. Single, double, and triple (family) rooms are available.

Murphy’s Pub offers the best of fresh Irish produce and features a mouth watering menu with something to suit everyone.