Heir Island Sailing School, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland

Welcome to Heir Island Sailing School. Heir Island is situated in Roaringwater Bay amongst Carbery’s 100 Isles. It has safe sailing waters, wonderful sandy beaches, a coastline that is heaven for the adventurous and could arguably be one of the best sailing locations in Europe.

The Sailing School is a Training Centre approved by the Irish Sailing Association, the residential accommodation is approved by Failte Ireland. We are a niche school catering for a maximum of 25 mixed ability sailors at any one time.


BOOK NOW FOR 2017!!!

At Heir Island Sailing School we are excited and looking forward to the 2017 season. Please take a look at our upcoming events on the left or click on our events calendar up top for dates and courses, also be sure to click Show Events to get a look at the complete list.  Keep an eye out for some exciting things to come in 2017.  If you need any information or wish to book or arrange anything for this year please get in touch directly via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ring Kevin on 0871488127. Thanks!

Heir Island Keelboat Academy

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Keelboat Academy info

Adult Sailing Week

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Mission Statement
To provide sailing instruction and certification to Irish Sailing Association standards in a safe and friendly environment, in keeping with the skill and talents of the individual. Such instruction will be provided in an environment where teamwork is a top priority, and where the instruction is conducted in a cultural backdrop of Celtic history, art adventure, and traditional Irish cuisine.


We are totally flexible in terms of staffing and are happy to accommodate teachers, counsellors from your own school/organisation/club or company. If you wish, we will also be happy to customise a programme to suit your own particular needs. For those of you who may wish to use sailing as a backdrop to an island visit may we suggest that you use the Failte Ireland approved accommodation at Roaringwater Lodge as a base for the following suggested activities:

Transition Year Adventure Breaks
Bakery courses with Patrick Ryan at The Firehouse Bakery.
Corporate Development
Mini Conferences
Art Adventure
Yoga and kayoga


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