About Heir Island
Islands are magical places, and many people describe Heir Island this way.
Heir Island lies half a mile off the West Cork coastline, some 11 kilometres from Skibbereen and a 5 minute ferry crossing from the mainland. It has so much wild rugged natural beauty to offer: unspoilt sandy beaches; a profusion of wild flowers; dramatic cliffs at the western end and glorious panoramic views are all in abundance within an atmosphere of unrivalled peace and solitude.
Here you can enjoy undisturbed tranquility, a slow pace of life and a deep peace. There’s a reason it’s called Roaring Water Bay – the wind and sea are your constant companions. As well as nature’s soundtrack – the gull’s call or perhaps a curlew – there may be the occasional engine noise of an old car, a braying donkey, a tractor or a motor boat.
The island is about one a half miles from east to west and about a mile from north to south. Many tracks, lanes and paths criss-cross the island just waiting to be explored.
What a joy to be here! Peaceful, calm, stunningly beautiful. You have created a real sanctuary. Thank you so much and look forward to bringing more yoga and women’s groups here in the future.
What a beautiful room to practice yoga in. The sun rising in the morning and setting at night. Gorgeous. Thanks!
I have been doing yoga retreats with Lisa since 2014 in this wonderful space and feel that the atmosphere, layout and location of your studio impacts hugely on the experience – an inspiring space.
Heir Island Retreat and Heir island are a match made in heaven. It's a beautiful studio looking straight out on to the sea. A fantastic setting to create work or give/attend a performance. Apart from the beautiful interior and warm acoustic, the view is inspiring. If you are there to make work as I was with my colleagues, the Retreat is perfect for that. It has all the practical facilities that just make life simpler so you can concentrate on the work. It also has an outdoor area that you can go and hide out in if you need to step back for a moment. Sarah and Paul both have a great energy to them and are very generous in the way they welcome and accommodate visitors. Heir Island Retreat is ideal for any kind of creative project or for time alone on the edge of the world.
Sarah and Paul, thanks so much for offering the opportunity to gather in such a beautiful space. I couldn't find a better place for a week-end mindfulness retreat. The studio is perfect, there is a very serene, warm energy, full of light, the views are stunning, and all this on such lovely island. Everything there contributes to make this an ideal place to take time off, unplug and just be.