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Sherkin Island lies off the southwest coast of Cork in Roaringwater Bay. It is one of the most southerly points of Ireland.

The island is serviced by a ferry from Baltimore on the mainland, which takes 10-15 minutes.

There are a number of archaeological remains on Sherkin, including the Franciscan Friary overlooking the pier, which was established in 1460 by Fineen O’ Driscoll, a local chieftain.

A wedge tomb on the island which dated from 2500BC–2000 BC was critically damaged during a storm in 2014.

Dun na Long castle, built to overlook the entrance to Baltimore Harbour, is now in a state of ruin. The castle has now been incorporated into the grounds of Sherkin House.

The Sherkin Regatta festival is a rowing regatta held annually in late July or early August.

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