Galway to Aran Islands – Inis Mór
Travel to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor
From the traditional pubs, prehistoric Christian forts and heart warming locals, it’s not hard to wonder why this is the most popular of the Aran Islands. Explore the patchwork fields on foot, take a guided tour from a local resident, or hire a bicycle for the day for something a bit more independent. There is plenty to do and see whichever path you choose!
Tour Type Ferry Transfer Shuttle Service
Departs FromGalway City
Departure PointVictoria Hotel
Pick Up AvailableNo
Inis Mór, the largest of the 3 islands, is home to 30,000 day-trippers in the summer months. Yet only about 900 people call this island home. After departing the ferry in Kilronan, the island’s main settlement, explore the patchwork fields, stone monuments and farmland either on foot, by renting bicycles, or hiring horse and trap or minibus.
Discover one of Ireland’s most important prehistoric monuments, Dún Aonghusa, sitting dramatically a top 100m cliffs that drops into the Atlantic Ocean. When along the coast, try to see if you can spot the resident seal colony!
Things to do:
- Craft Village & Shops
- Bus Tours
- Bike Hire
- Walking Trails
Things to see:
- Dún Aonghusa
- Poll na bPéist (The Wormhole)
- The Seven Churches
Outbound (Galway to Inis Mor) Timetable:
|Inis Mór Outbound||AM||PM|
|Bus Departs Galway||09:30||17:15*|
|Ferry Departs Ros a’Mhíl||10:30||18:30|
|Arrive to Inis Mór||11:15||19:15|
Inbound (Inis Mor to Galway) Timetable:
|Ferry Departs Island||08:15**||17:00|
|Bus Departs Ros a’Mhíl||09:00***||18:00|
|Arrive to Galway City||10:00||19:00|
Getting to the Aran Islands from Galway is easy with Lally Tours. We provide a daily transport service from Galway to the port at Rossaveal (Ros a M’hil). Return ticket includes bus transport to/from Galway, and ferry transport to and from Inis Mór.
In summer months (June-August), there are multiple sailings throughout the day.
Bus Departure Point:
Queen Street (in front of Victoria Hotel).
Approximately 1 hour
Approximately 45 minutes
Queen Street (in front of Victoria Hotel)