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Heir Island

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The island's main road leads past farms and a handful of vacation cottages. Traffic is minimal, since Heir Island has a tiny population and visitors can't bring cars.

According to the Heir Island tourist leaflet, most of today's houses date back to the 1920s, when 28 cottages were built by Ireland's Board of Works. (The gable ends of the cottages face southwest to protect them from winter storms.)

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Walking in Ireland - General Information:
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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Molly Gallivan's Cottage and Traditional Farm
Bunratty Manor Hotel (Shannon Airport)