The Aran Islands
The Aran Islands are located just off Galway and Doolin. A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance including World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on dramatic 300 ft cliff edge.
The Aran Islands, comprising of Inis Mór (Inishmore), Inis Meáin (Inishmaan), and Inis Oírr (Inisheer). The largest of the three, and furthest west, is Inis Mór, also known as Aranmore. The middle island, both in terms of size and location, is Inis Meáin, and the smallest and most eastern of the three is little Inis Oírr. Irish is the principal language on all three Aran Islands, and it’s use is jealously guarded by the islanders who understand its importance to both the revival of the Irish language, and to the survival of their own economy.
But, more than anything else, The Aran Islands are simply stunning, with their breath-taking vistas, extraordinary cliff scenery, wonderful music, traditional cottages, and their many many reminders of times past. For cyclists and walkers The Aran Islands are a paradise.
The Aran Islands are easily accessable via Ferry from Rossaveal in Connemara Co Galway, or you can also take an 8 minute flight from Connemara.
Click here for more information on the Ferries from Rossaveal
Click here for more information on the Flights from the Connemara Regional Airport in the town of Inverin