Aran Islands

Inisheer Facts

How long is the ferry crossing from Doolin to Inis Oírr?

The crossing takes about 15 minutes each way.

How do you pronounce Inisheer (Inis Oírr)?

Inis Oírr is pronounced Inish – Ear. Inisheer is the English spelling.

Are there any places to eat or drink on Inisheer?

Yes. There is a restaurant, cafes, and three pubs on the Island that serve food and beverages. There is a convenient shop (An Siopa) where food items can be purchased.

What is the first sailing time from Doolin to Inisheer?

The first sailing of the day from Doolin to Inisheer is at 10:00 am from Doolin Pier.

What is the latest return time from Inisheer to Doolin?

The latest ferry departing Inisheer to Doolin is 4:45pm. On Bank Holiday Weekends there may be an additional return time added at 5:30pm. Passengers must check with our ticket office to confirm any later sailing times.

Events on


Bodhran Festival

Craiceann on Inisheer is a summer school that takes place every year. For more details see our post about Craiceann Inisheer.

Patrun Races

Stone Wall Building Course

Drop Everything Inisheer

Accommodation on Inisheer, Aran Islands by O'Brien's Castle
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Easy to book, and a lovely cruise in front of the cliffs. Comfortable boat with an informed crew. Tickets bought online should mention to head straight to the pier.

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