HEIR ISLAND FERRY

The M.V. Thresher is Heir Island’s official ferry service, which operates all year round. In the summer, the M.V. Thresher provides special ferries for Island Cottage Restaurant, and during the school year, it provides special school ferries. The ferry is licensed to carry 12 passengers at a time. For questions, please call 086-8092447.

Heir Island is a four-minute ferry ride from Cunnamore Pier. Please click here for directions to Cunnamore Pier.

The M.V. Thresher waiting for passengers.
The Thresher on its way to Heir Island. Cunnamore Pier can be seen in the distance.

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Regular ferry service will resume on Monday, 29 June. Please observe 2m social distancing at the two piers and 1m on the ferry. As ferry is deemed to be public transport it will be necessary to adhere to government guidelines re: wearing of face coverings. Please sanitise your hands at the piers before boarding with sanitiser provided. If you are an international traveler please call not text to make special travel arrangements.

As guidelines re: covid are fluid please check website regularly for updates.

We are grateful for the patience and understanding shown in the extended lockdown which has contributed greatly to maintaining our covid free status, please continue to help us in this endeavour.

As Island Cottage Restaurant will not be operating this summer, to facilitate Friday evening diners from the island and those travelling to the island later than 6pm, we have started a 9pm service. No need to book as we will operate it on a regular basis.


Ferry Timetable

April – October (Departure times from Cunnamore Pier)*

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday
8.20
10.00 9.30 9.30
12.00 12.00 12.00
14.00 14.00 14.00
16.30 16.30 16.30
18.00 18.00 18.00

November – March (Departure times from Cunnamore Pier)*

Monday – Friday Saturday Sunday
8.20
10.00 9.30 9.30
12.00 12.00 12.00
14.00 14.00 14.00
17.00 17.00 17.00

*The ferry departs from Heir Island 5 minutes before the times shown above.


Fares (Return Tickets)

Adults                                      €6.00

Students                                 €3.00

Children over 5                   €2.00

Children under 5                Free