The Island Festival takes place this weekend, 15th and 16th of June, and this year the West Cork Island of Sherkin, Garnish, Whiddy, Bere, Dursey, Long, Heir and Cape Clear are inviting visitors and locals to become Islanders for good, as they promote these unique picturesque hotspots as places to live as well as visit.
Offering reduced ferry pries as well as discounted and free activities, many of which have been organised by the locals, such as guided tours, historic walks, water activities, workshops, exhibitions, food and much more. Those visiting these beautiful islands over the weekend are guaranteed a special welcome as the Islands festival, a relatively new event fast becomes one of the things to do in West Cork.
From our central location in the market town of Skibbereen, our hotel in West Cork is the perfect place for accessing the West Cork Islands and enjoying all that they have to offer this weekend, whether its listening to the tales and stories from Teddy Black on Dursey Island or the historic tales from William Casey on Whiddy Island, or perhaps partaking in arts and crafts in Sherkin or lace workshops on Heir Island, or maybe for the more adventurous it will be a sea safari off Bere Island or some whale and dolphin spotting on the way to Cape Clear!
So bask in the beauty of West Cork this weekend as you discover our wonderful islands, and relax before and after your ferry trips at the West Cork Hotel.