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Cars line a hill facing the pier on Sherkin Island. (Some of the island's vehicles have defective starters, and the owners get their engines going by rolling the cars downhill.)

Many cars on Sherkin and other smaller islands have expired license plates. Island residents often have two cars: A registered car on the mainland, and an unregistered older car for use on the island. (Officially, the island roads are public roads, but there are no Garda or police on the smaller islands and nobody worries too much about technicalities.)

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
Introduction
Types of walking trips
Resources and Web links

Walks in Northern Ireland:
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Rathlin Island
Guide: Chris Murphy

Walks in Southwest Ireland:
Roaringwater Bay
Sherkin Island
Heir Island
Cape Clear Island
Sheep's Head Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Guides: SouthWestWalks Ireland

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Bunratty Manor Hotel (Shannon Airport)