Inishmore Aran Islands

About Inishmore

Inishmore (Inis Mor) is the largest and most visited of the Aran Islands. Its very name suggests its size compared to the other islands, meaning “Big Island”.  The population of Inishmore Aran Islands is about 900 people. Inishmore is 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) long and about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide.

The Aran Islands are an expansion of the Burren in County Clare, on the Wild Atlantic Way. This rocky landscape on Inishmore can be seen in the patchwork fields and along any walking trail around the island. The stunning views from this Island reveal an ancient Atlantic gateway from Connemara to Clare.

Traditional Irish culture is alive and well on Inishmore and is clear from their annual festivals to nightly music sessions. The Aran Islands are one of the last places in Ireland that have protected the Irish Language despite the threat of persecution in earlier times. Gaelic is used in everyday conversation even though most islanders are fluent in both Irish and English.

Inis Mor Cliffs with Doolin Ferry
Depart Doolin Depart Inis Mór
10:00 11:30 * for over night, one way, inter island tickets
13:00 * overnight tickets        (stop over on Inis Oirr until 14:45) 16:00
14:30 * overnight tickets
aran jumpers doolin ferry tours

How to get to Inishmore

The best way to get to Inishmore is by O’Brien Ferries Doolin. These fast ferry’s will get you to Inishmore in just 40 minutes direct. Here’s what to do ;

  1. Book your ticket  HERE.
  2. Bring a printed or mobile version of your ticket to Doolin Pier.
  3. Any questions come to the red & white office or find us in red jackets.
  4. Hop aboard the red & white fast ferry and head to Inishmore!

O’Brien Ferries Doolin will drop you at the main harbour in Kilronan VIllage (Cill Ronan) on Inishmore. From here you will have a choice to rent a bike, take a pony and trap or walk to explore the island. Mini buses are also available on the island.

Cill Ronan Inishmore

The main harbour Kilronan Village (Cill Rónán) is where the ferry arrives. This is a bustling port with all the modern conveniences you may need for your visit. There are several pubs, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy a meal in. Visitors can travel around the island by bicycle, min-bus, and pony & trap tours. There are several beaches that ribbon the coastline of Inishmore providing a rich environment for seal colonies and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, fishing, and even have a swim!

Be sure to download and bring along your INISHMORE MAP HERE!

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