Sherkin is steeped in history and is home to a 15th century Franciscan Friary and the remains of an O' Driscoll castle. The island has a population of 125. There is a shop/Post Office, a Roman Catholic church, a national school, a Marine Station, and a community centre which houses a library, a knitting cooperative, offices and a kitchen and function room. The Jolly Roger pub and the Islander's Rest Hotel, Bar and Restaurant are open all year and offer superior bar food, entertainment and hospitality. During the summer months there are lively music sessions in both these venues. There are also a number of B & Bs. Sherkin has much to offer in the way of natural beauty and peaceful surroundings and this together with its vibrant community makes it a perfect destination for that special visit.