Heir Island, one of Carbery’s Hundred Isles located in Roaringwater Bay, is surrounded by some of the most idyllic and picturesque sailing waters in Europe. For those who want to take advantage of the area’s ideal sailing conditions, Heir Island Sailing School offers Irish Sailing approved courses.


  • Irish Sailing Small Boat Scheme at the following levels: Taste of Sailing, Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills, Advanced Boat Handling, Adventure Skills, Kites & Wires
  • Cara na Mara courses (ages 6 to 10 years)
  • Full On Adventure courses (ages 14 to 17 years) incorporating 5 days of sailing and 4 nights of camping around the islands
  • Evening and weekend adult lessons and dedicated adult sailing weeks
  • Keelboat Academy
  • Activities for yoga and other retreats as well as corporate teambuilding groups
  • Rentals of kayaks and other sailing boats
  • And much more…

For any further information or to customise an experience, please visit or get in touch directly with Kevin, the centre principal, at or by phone on 089-9624266.

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We offer one and two-day cookery courses from April to June. An intensive cookery course is available during the months of July and August. A morning intensive course is possible usually on a Thursday, July and August.

Further details can be found on It is always better to call (+353-28-38102).


Overlooking the sea, Heir Island Retreat encompasses a purpose built studio and self-contained apartment with a spacious bedroom and living accommodation. With its vaulted ceiling and large picture windows looking down the bay, the studio is an inspiring place to practice yoga, to meditate, to compose music and for many things not imagined yet. As a separate building, it guarantees peacefulness and privacy.

In the grounds there are colourful grassy walkways, a lake with resident ducks and moorhens and benches to sit and take in the view. This is a place where your eyes will be continually dragged back to the vista before you: the ever-shifting sea, the changing light, the wheeling birds, the crash of the waves on the cliffs.

Whether you are a yoga or meditation teacher, a business looking for a venue with a difference for your next meeting, or an individual looking for a space to switch off, reflect and recharge, there is something for you.

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