The Aran Islands – Galway Ireland

The Aran Islands – Galway Ireland

The Official tourist guide to the Aran Islands. The Aran Islands has a lot to offer: The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) are situated in a north westerly, south easterly direction at the mouth of Galway Bay, Ireland.They are famous for their geological formation, historical monuments and their linguistic and cultural heritage. The Irish(Gaelic) language is still spoken here and in the twenty first century all native born islanders are bilingual in both Irish and English.

Check back with us frequently for updates on news about special events and happenings around the Aran islands… enjoy your stay on the Aran Islands!. Access to the Aran Islands is via Galway – Rossaveal and Doolin



Dun Aonghasa

The impressive fort of Dun Aonghasa which is set on 300 Foot Cliffs and a World Heritage site.
Visit Dun Aonghasa

Festivals & Events

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.

Things to do

Given the extraordinary and uniquely beautiful landscape which is made of Limestone, the Aran Islands are a venue for the Redbull Cliff Diving, numerous pristine isolated beaches, thousands of intricate stonewalls which capture the imagination,  Setting of the film ‘Man of Aran’ , home of the Aran Sweater, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, a center for pilgrimage, and host to numerous quirky festivals, traditional music and a good pint of Guinness. The Aran Islands represent a total release from the hussle and bustle of the mainland.

Plan your trip

The Aran Islands has plentiful accommodation options that suit any budget  All three Islands (Inis Mór Island, Inis Meáin Island, Inis Oírr Island) have high standard Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, Luxury Camping, and Hostel facilities. It is wise to book in advance over the summer months when arriving by boat or flight from the  Galway, or Doolin (Cliffs of Moher) area. Bed and Breakfast/Guest House accommodation can be booked by phone or via standard website booking. Renting a bike is the most popular way of getting around.

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