Cruise from Doolin to Aran Inis Mor Ferries
Doolin to Aran

Inis Mor Ferries

You can cruise on our fast ferries from Doolin to Aran in no time! Inis Mor is a great Island to visit. Inis Mor is the largest island of the Aran Islands. It is home to nearly 800 people and is 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) long by about 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) wide. This is the best Aran Island to see for a full day trip. There are a lot of facilities on Inis Mor from places to stay overnight to restaurants and bars, and  of cours the wonderful sights. Inis Mor Ferries depart at three times daily from Doolin.

Where to Stay

Inis Mor

Inis Mor is the largest Aran Island with almost 800 people living there. We recommend a full day trip or overnight stay on Inis Mor when travelling from Doolin. Luckily there is lots of accommodation on Inis Mor from hotels to B&B’s.

Hotel’s & More on Inis Mor

An Crugán, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61150

Kilmurvey House, Kilmurvey, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61218

Tigh Fitz, Killeany, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61213

Ard Mhuris, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61208

Noirin U Ghoill, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61297

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Places to stay

Inis More

Kelly House, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61259

Beach View House, Oatquarter, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, , tel: +353 99 61141

Clai Ban, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61111

The Man of Aran Cottage, Kilmurvy, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61301

Ocean View, Mainister, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61347

Ti Eithne, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +3539961303

Ard Einne, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61126

An Realog, Mainister, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61159

Self-catering accommodation, Kilronan, Inishmore, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61237

Bayview House (rocky), Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61260

Dormer House, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61125

Atlantic House, Mainister, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61185

Seacrest (Aran Islands), Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61292

Doyles B&B, Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61421

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Hotels and Hostels

Inis Mor

Hotel

Aran Islands Hotel, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61104

Pier House, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co.Galway, tel: +353 99 61417

Hostels

Kilronan Hostel, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co.Galway, tel: +353 99 61255

Mainistir House, Kilronan, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 61169

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What to see

on Inis Mor

You won’t be short of things to do and wonders to spy here. A full day is needed to see the sights of Inis Mór. But since we couldn’t possibly name them all, here are the highlights.

Forts & Ruins on Inis Mor

Dún Aonghasa (Dun Aengus)

This means Fort of Aengus and is the most famous attraction on the Islands. This magnificent fort is a semi-circular structure that rests on the edge of a high cliff rising 100 metres out of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the largest of the prehistoric ruins on the Aran Islands. The fort is about a 900 metre hike from the Visitor Centre to the base of the rise.

Dún Eochla

This fort is located in the centre of the island, south of Eochaill, the settlement from which it takes its name. Eochaill is a Gaelic word that means “yew wood.” The main road provides easy access. Nearby are the ruins of an early nineteenth-century lighthouse that, despite being on the island’s highest point, was too badly positioned to be of much use.

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History
Ancient Ruins

Dún Duchathair (The Black Fort)

In its glory this fort was originally larger than Dún Aonghasa, though now its remains appear much less so.

Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches)

Despite its name these remains are comprised of two small churches and several domestic buildings. This was well-known as a place of pilgrimage in the West of Ireland in its time.

Clochan na Carraige

This stone structure is a beehive shaped hut and is the best preserved of many similar huts on the Island. These structures were used as a place of isolation and punishment for the Hermit Monks on the Island during that period.

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Where to Eat
on Inis Mor

There is many places you can eat and drink on Inis Mor. We recommend booking dinner reservations in advance as it can be busy at night time during the summer months.

Restaurants on Inis Mór

Tí Joe Watty’s
Joe Watty’s is one of Inís Mór’s oldest pubs so you can expect a warm welcome. It is located in Kilronan Village at the crossroads to Dún Aengus and the Seal Colony.
www.joewattys.com

Pier House Restaurant
Located in Kilronan Village. Tel: +353 (0) 996 1811

The American Bar
www.americanbar.ie

Teach Nan Phaidi
This is a great spot to relax by the fire in a traditional Irish atmosphere when visiting Dún Aengus.

SPAR Supermarket (ATM inside)
Located within walking distance of Kilronan Harbour.

Inishmore Medical Centre
Located in Kilronan. Tel: +353 (0) 99 61 171

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Inis Mor
FAQ

Some frequently asked questions about Inis Mor:

1. How long is the ferry crossing from Doolin to Inis mor?

The ferry crossing is about 35 minutes.

2. Can I stay overnight in Inis Mor?

Yes. You may stay overnight on any of the Aran Islands. You may use your return ticket for a day trip or overnight stay.

3. How do you get around the island, can I walk around Inis Mor?

Inis Mor is quite a large island. We recommend some form of transport such as bicycle hire, mini-bus, or pony & trap tours. You can walk around Inis Mor more but as it is very large you may not be able to see all of the islands highlights. See here for island transportation.

4. Are there place to eat on Inis Mor

Yes. There are many restaurants, cafes and pubs for you to get food and refreshments at, including a SPAR convenient store. See here for island food facilities.

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What our Customers Say

Our Reviews

We had a fabulous day on the islands. The staff on the ferry were friendly, confident and very aware of customer needs. Adhered to covid guidelines which made us...

Carmel Kirwan

Loved it, the crew we’re very entertaining.

Kaye Gately

Great and different way to visit cliffs of moher in clare ,see the wild life and if lucky the humpback whales.

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