Heir Island or Hare Island, sometimes called Inishodriscol (Irish: Inis Uí Drisceoil, meaning "Ó Driscol's island") is an island that lies on the Wild Atlantic Way off the West Cork coastline. It has a year-round population of around 25-30. The island is 2.5 km long and 1.5 km wide. It is the fourth largest of Carbery's Hundred Isles, after Sherkin Island, Clear Island and Long Island. Over 200 species of wildflower grow on Heir Island. The island has many beaches, as well as cliffs on the most south-westerly point known as The Dún. The permanent population of Heir Island is only 25-30, but during summer months when the holiday homes are occupied the population increases to around 150.
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