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.

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.


Super Discounts for 2016 season!

Due to the current economic climate, we have discounted by 40% our prices from those prevailing in 2008, year round weekly rate now €250 sailing only, including August, second week only €185 year round.

Irish Sailing Association - ISA Instructor courses

Please see upcoming events for details,

Ring Kevin 0871488127 for any special request.

Summer Courses are filling fast!!!

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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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