Tag Archive: island life

Silent Sunday

Happy Sticks

Two views

Two artists from Sherkin Island will hold a joint exhibition of paintings at the Community Hall on Sherkin Island from Saturday 9th August until Saturday 22nd August. ‘Two Views’, opening at 2:30pm on… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: close up

The Wild Plants of Sherkin, Cape Clear and adjacent islands of West Cork, published in 1996 by Sherkin Island Marine Station, recorded a total of 592 flowering plants, conifers, ferns and stoneworts.  Most… Continue reading

Billy?

Sherkin Island has some new residents who grace the land above Silver Strand – a lovely addition to the wild Atlantic coastline.

Creative Diversity

As part of this year’s West Cork Islands Festival, residents and holiday home owners of Sherkin Island are a planning an exhibition on 13th -14th June to showcase the wonderful creative talent on… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Wall

  There are times of the year when our cottage walls take on a whole new life of their own. The image above was taken in June last year but in honour of… Continue reading

Island hues

  Sherkin Island colours change with the seasons, ranging from softly muted shades of autumn to the vibrancy of high summer. As we face into a new year, I wish each and everyone of you a… Continue reading

Death of the islands?

The Irish Government has made a decision to terminate essential funding to five Community Development Offices, which will have a devastating effect on nine non-Gaeltacht (non-Irish speaking) islands. The withdrawal of this funding will… Continue reading

Mystic Waters

  I arrived in Baltimore last Thursday evening for a rare, over-night trip to Sherkin Island to find that a sea fog had wrapped Baltimore Harbour in a mysterious, soft glow. The sun was doing its best to shine… Continue reading