Inis Oirr is the smallest in size of the three Aran islands, in Galway Bay, Ireland. It is the second most populous and the easternmost of the well-known archipelago, as well as the closest to the Irish mainland.
Inis Oirr, among the typical landscapes of calcareous plateaus dotted with green meadows marked by stone walls, presents on its soil some remarkable medieval finds, such as the O’Brien castle at the top of the highest part of the island, with a tower of the XV century and an even older neighboring circular fort; or some ruins of churches, among which stands out for curiosity certainly the one built on the beach, unearthed every year by the inhabitants for the island as the floor is well below sea level.
The main center is Fromna Village, a characteristic village composed almost exclusively of traditional thatched cottages.
The island is reached daily by various ferries from the other islands of the archipelago and from the port of Doolin, as well as from that of Ros a ‘Mhil.
Access : Coordinates: 53.058056, -9.5275 / . Ferry transport to Inis Oirr is approximately 45 minutes. Return ticket includes bus transport to/from Galway, and ferry transport to and from Inis Oirr. Ferry Duration: Approximately 1 hour
The sailing time to Inis Oirr is 55 minutes. Ferries to the Aran Islands are available from Rossaveal – Galway city- all year and from Doolin (Cliffs of Moher) from April to October
By Ferry from Galway (Rossaveal) to The Aran Islands
The Rossaveal port is located about 20 miles away from the centre of Galway, and is the more popular access point to the Aran Islands. It is a natural stop along the Wild Atlantic Way ROUTE , and also well connected with Dublin, using the M6. Galway is connected to Dublin and many other parts of Ireland with train service.
Beaches :clear waters of the long sandy Green Coast /
Loch Mor :
Stone Walls :
The shipwreck Plassy :
Cnoc Raithni : ancient burial mound dates back to the Bronze Age.
Cill Ghobnait : a small 9th century church.
Inishere Lighthouse :Province of Connacht, Ireland , Views of the Cliffs of Moher , not accessible to public
Obriens castle :
Tiemphall chaomha: a sunken chapel
TOBAR EINNE : the holy well of St. Enda, the Patron Saint of Inis Mor
Aran Seaweed Baths and Spa : Lighthouse Road, Province of Connacht, Ireland , spa experience on the island!
beautiful coastline vistas :
Art &Heritage Center :
Activities : Bike Hire, Horse and Carts, and also Tractor and Mini Bus tours / Pony and Trap Tours / island hopping /
seaweed baths and spa treatments / swimming and watching dolphins / walking / tours by Horsse Drawn Cart /
Events : Bodhran Festival , at the end of June / Currach Racing festival , In the middle of August /
Nearby Attractions : Cliffs of Moher / views of the Burren / Wild Atlantic Way
Go next : Inis Mor / nis Meain /