Islands of Ireland: A personal connection to West Cork islands with a tragic past Irish Examiner | 7 Oct 2023 Heir Island man, John Harte risked his own life to save five people when a boat sank here, with the loss of six lives, on October 10, 1918

New picnic benches help to open up Heir Island for tourists and walkers Southern Star | 7 Oct 2023 NEW picnic benches and seats have been installed around Heir Island for islanders and visitors to rest and enjoy the views. 

Watch: School bag, lunch, life jacket… check! Meet the mum raising her child on one of Cork’s islands Echo Live IE | 04 Oct, 2023 As we continue our Women of the Island series, AISLING MEATH talks to Amm McCormack , who tells us about family life and raising a child on Heir Island

WATCH: Women of the Islands – why I fell in love with Heir Island off Cork coast Echo Live IE | 13 Sept 2023 As we continue our Women of the Islands series, AISLING MEATH talks to Claudia Meloni, who lives on Heir Island – which has a population of just 30

Five things to do in West Cork this weekend The Southern Star | June 9, 2023 IT’S another great weekend to be someone on the lookout for something to do in West Cork.

Our Living Islands: Minister Humphreys launches National Islands Policy and Action Plan | 7 June 2023 Ambitious new 10-year policy along with 80-point action plan to support vibrant and sustainable island communities

The Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival – The Story Within The Story Afloat | 22 May 2023 This coming weekend’s annual Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival makes its welcome post-pandemic return from Friday, May 26th until Sunday, May 28th…

Photo of Danny’s final voyage on Ilen is shortlisted for award The Southern Star | 14 March 2023 A POIGNANT photograph of an Heir Island man making his final voyage has been shortlisted for a major award. 

Islands of Ireland: A ‘speck’ of an island which has seen storms and tragedy Irish Examiner | 25 Nov 2022 Ilaunrahanee, off the west Cork coast, has no signs of human activity whatsoever now

West Cork islands ‘at risk of the loss of entire communities’ due to housing crisis Irish Examiner | 7 Nov 2022 The islands of West Cork look idyllic but a major UCC study — incorporating the views of half the population there — points to chronic issues facing people who live on them