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Aran Islands

Visitors travel to the Aran Islands for the uninterrupted wild Atlantic Ocean and spectacular views of the Connemara coast, Twelve Pins mountains and Cliffs of Moher. Easily visible from county Galway, the Aran Islands are seated in the midst of the bay and are a time capsule of desolate beauty and monastic remains. Ancient forts such as Dun Aonghusa on Inis Mór and Dún Chonchúir on Inishmaan are some of the oldest archaeological remains in Ireland.

If brave enough, trek out to the The Serpent’s Lair on Inis Mór – a hidden worm hole at the base of a 27 meter cliff. This surprisingly square natural formation played host to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2012 and 2014.

Among the maze of stone walls visitors will find churches, Aran Island sweaters, and storytelling at its best. It’s common for some for the 1,200 residents to break out in traditional Irish Music sessions at any time of the day (or night!). Each island offers its own taste of culture and history, but you are sure to have an amazing experience on whichever island you choose.

Aerial view of Inis Oirr and Shipwreck

Getting to Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are easily accessible from Galway with Lally Tours and Aran Island Ferries. Lally Tours provides the shuttle service year round from Galway to the port at Ros a’Mhíl. Sailing schedules change seasonally.

Estimated Bus:

60 minutes

Estimated Ferry:

45 minutes


Amazing Tour

Taste the best of the west of Ireland (Galway Bay) in just 1 day! Sample south Connemara, explore Inis Oirr, and take a cruise under the Cliffs of Moher.

  • Coastal Drive through Connemara
  • Ferry Transport to Inis Oirr
  • 2.5 hours on Inis Oirr
  • Cliffs of Moher Cruise
  • Wild Atlantic Way Coastal Route



BEST OF THE WEST - We’ll show you our favourite places in the Connemara, Burren and Inis Mór! A mix of guided coach tours and a free-day of Aran Islands adventure, this is our best value tour! Have the evenings to explore Galway on your own or catch some trad music at the local pubs!

  • Citylink transfer to/from Dublin
  • Tour to Cliffs of Moher
  • Tour to Connemara
  • Free day on Aran Islands
  • Bus + Ferry Transfer
  • Free time in Galway
  • Overnight accommodation available

Visit the Aran Island - Inis Mor


Bus + Ferry Transfer

The largest of the 3 islands (14.5km long and 4km at its widest stretch) is home to patchwork fields, stone monuments, farmland and one of Ireland’s oldest monuments, Dún Aonghasa.

  • Bus and Ferry Transfer Included
  • Stay overnight on the island if you wish!
  • Multiple sailings each day in peak season

Inis Meain from the air


Bus + Ferry Transfer

Overwhelmed with breathtaking views of a jagged coastline, startling cliffs and empty beaches, the middle island is roughly 5km long and 3km wide. Inis Meáin is home to the famous Knitwear Factory and Irish language courses. Features

  • Bus and Ferry Transfer Included
  • Stay overnight on the island if you wish!
  • Multiple sailings each day in peak season

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