A car trip through Ireland yields many different and exciting experiences. You can visit museums of modern art or haunted castles, archaeological sites or whiskey factories, spend hours practicing your swing on the golf course or fishing on the river bank. You can even visit an island, if you want to, and sample the pleasures of lounging on the beach, exploring coves, or diving. If this appeals to you, take a car trip to the fishing village of Baltimore. Park your car on the wharf, and take a short boat trip to Sherkin Island. The ride takes less than 10 minutes. Sherkin island is 1400 acres large, surrounded by the brilliant blue waves of the Roaring Water Bay. If you wish to spend several days of your car trip through Ireland in this beautiful, sunny and tree-lined place, you can stay at the Islander’s Rest. Islander’s Rest is the only hotel in Sherkin Island. The accommodations are comfortable, and the staff are friendly and well trained. However, it is not what one would call a “glamour” hotel. There are no antiques or expensive carpets, no chandeliers or 17th century paintings. Like the best of island living, Islander’s Rest is characterized by simple, relaxing and down-to-earth interiors. Guests have a selection of single, double and triple rooms. They are cosy and tastefully decorated, but the simple furnishings allow the fantastic ocean view outside the window to take center stage. The rooms come equipped with aTV and direct dial telephone. There is much to explore and enjoy in Sherkin Island, with its rugged unspoilt surroundings and beautiful sandy beaches. It is certainly worth including in a car trip through Country Cork. The freedom to visit places like Sherkin Island are just one of the many advantages of hiring a car—you can do anything you want, for as long as you want, without being limited to the itineraries set by commercial tours. If you wish to take a car trip through Ireland, you can inquire at the many car hire agencies located in major cities and airports.
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