HEIR ISLAND IN THE NEWS
Great West Cork sea swimming spots | Islands edition
The Southern Star | March 9, 2022
Find your best stroke among these great West Cork sea swimming spots.
Watch Skibb rowing club’s stunning guard of honour for founder and Heir Island legend who died in tragic accident
CorkBeo | Nov. 6, 2021
Heir Island legend, founder of Skibbereen Rowing Club, and mussel farmer Danny Murphy will be mourned by many
House of the week: A piece of Paris in West Cork for €1 million
Irish Examiner | 23 Aug, 2021
Two houses, plus 13 acres of land with nearly a mile of water frontage on Heir Island
Boost for West Cork’s islands with €450k in grants for communities and the arts
CorkBeo | 29 June 2021
West Cork and its seven island communities will benefit from €450,000 in grants for communities, creative projects and the arts over the next three years.
SPECIAL REPORT: How West Cork’s islands have worked hard to stay connected during Covid
The Southern Star | May 13th, 2021
Our seven inhabited offshore havens have found new ways to keep their residents positive – and busy – during a most challenging 13 months, but now they’re gearing up for summer
Five of Ireland’s unknown islands to visit before summer is out
Irish Examiner | August 15, 2020
If it’s a staycation to remember you’re after try these hot islands, says Tom Breathnach.
Free from Covid-19: Life springs eternal on Heir
Irish Examiner | 27 Apr, 2020
If the virus is not there now then it’s not getting there: Simple as that. Only four of Carbery’s Hundred Isles can claim to be populated, with Heir Island off Cunnamore Head one of them.
Wildlife photography by visiting professor
Heir Island | 25 January 2020
Dr. Thomas Gorr from the University of Zurich was visiting Heir Island over the new year and has generously shared his photographs with the Heir Island community. Here is a letter from Dr. Gorr about his visit to the island…
Lobster boat project nears completion
Fox 11 Online | July 16, 2019
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — A unique boat building project steeped in history is starting to take shape in Green Bay. The design for the type of lobster boat first appeared off the coast of Ireland, hundreds of years ago…