The Islander’s Rest is a short boat trip from Baltimore and is located on Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. The place offers the rare opportunity of sampling Irish island life. Sherkin Island has the conditions and environment to provide the perfect rugged retreat. It is a mere ten-minute ferry ride from the fishing village of Baltimore. The Islander’s Rest is actually the only hotel on the 1400-acre island out in Roaring Water Bay and provides comfortable accommodations and friendly, down to earth hospitality. The Islander’s Rest offers a nice selection of single, double and triple rooms. Each one of the hotel’s ensuite bedrooms are quite comfortable, welcoming and tastefully decorated. Most of the rooms actually have lovely sea views and each comes fitted with a TV as well as a direct dial telephone. The Islander’s Rest Bar is acknowledged by the locals as the social centre for Sherkin Island and the main focal point of the hotel. Here is where craic and conversation go hand in hand with the traditions of music and song. Guests, on the other hand, can relax and soak up the local hospitality. Sherkin Island is one of Ireland’s one of a kind off shore islands that have rugged unspoilt surroundings and beautiful sandy beaches. The island stretches about one and a half miles by three miles and has a population of a mere 120 people. The island is just a short ferry ride from the mainland and the small but very colourful fishing port of Baltimore that connects it to the rest of West Cork. Visitors who have been on a car trip for quite a while can go to Islanders’ Rest for some much-needed change of pace and environment. Even though Ireland has a number of islands, most of the action can still be reached through car travel via rented car. Car hire companies can provide you with whatever car hire needs you may have in your tour of Ireland.
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