Inis Oirr Ferries from Doolin to Aran
Doolin To Aran

Inis Oirr Ferries

Inis Oirr is the smallest island of the three Aran Islands. Inis Oirr is pronounced Inish- Ear. Inisheer is the English spelling version. It is the closest island to Doolin. It only takes 15 minutes on our fast ferries to get from Doolin to the Island. There are many wonderful things to do here! From sight seeing, cycling, swimming and dining this little Island has it all. Inis Oirr Ferries depart several times daily from Doolin.


Inis Oirr

Places to Stay on Inis Oirr

Inis Oirr is home to nearly 300 people. During the summer months Inis Oirr is one of the top must see places on the Wild Atlantic Way or when visiting Clare. There are many places to stay on the island. You can choose from Bed & Breakfast, hotel’s, hostel’s and self-catering.

Bed & Breakfast on Inis Oirr

Maire Searraigh Tel: +353 (0) 99 75024

Ard Mhuire

Built in 1934 and totally renovated in 1998, Ard Mhuire is one of the longest established houses catering for tourists on Inis Oírr. We cater to your every wish and try to make your stay as pleasant as possible combining old world charm with modern luxury. Ard Mhuire is situated beside the pier and long sandy beach. Fáilte Ireland approved. For further information contact Úna McDonagh at Tel: +353 (0) 99 75005.


South Aran House Cookery School

South Aran House is a traditional Irish Cottage with half doors and aquamarine colours set in its own flower garden. Retreats and lifestyle courses including Cookery, Yoga, Pilates and Transformation Game workshops available. Tel: +353 (0) 99 75073

Radharc an Chláir

Radharc an Chlair is located at Castle Village, a short walk from the pier and airstrip. Dormer windows and conservatory provide beautiful views of the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Connemara. The house is a haven of peace and tranquility. This guesthouse is Fáilte Ireland approved and featured on the Gulliver Ireland website. Open all year round. Dinner available for guests. For further information contact Bríd Póil at Tel: +353 (0) 99 75019.

Kate Uí Chonhaile Tel: +353 (0) 99 75106

Tigh Uí Chatháin

Tigh Uí Chatháin is situated at Formna Village. Guest rooms offer breathtaking views of Galway Bay and Inis Meáin. A fine, clean beach is located nearby, and the pier, airstrip and pubs are within walking distance. Comfort and hospitality are guaranteed. Your comfort and satisfaction is our concern.You will be made welcome. For further information contact Catherine at +353 (0) 99 75090

Inis Oirr, Inisheer, Aran Islands from Doolin

Guesthouses & Hotel’s on Inis Oirr

Tigh Ruairí (Rory’s)

This is a family run guesthouse with a B&B feel run by the O’Conghaile family. There are 20 en-suite rooms available. Two bars are located on premises for traditional music and an excellent pint. Great food service, also available for weddings & parties of about 40-60 persons. For more information. Tel: +353 (0) 99 75002

Inis Oírr Hotel

This is a family run hotel which is Fáilte Ireland approved. Óstán Inis Oírr has been a family-run hotel since 1979. As Inis Oírr’s only hotel, they take pride in offering the island’s visitors unique and quality accommodation. All rooms are ensuite and a full breakfast is complimentary. At the end of the day, join them for dinner in their restaurant or pub for music and ‘craic’. Situated only 200m from the pier and just a 10 minute walk from the airstrip, no matter how you arrive to Inis Oírr, their door is close by. For further information on Inis Oirr’s Hotel: Call +353 (0) 99 75020.

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Camping & Hostels
on Inis Oirr

Rua Camping

The licensed campsite is ideally situated, close to the beach, playground, shop, cafes & restaurants. There are toilets, showers, and laundry facilities. For further information contact Comhar Caomhán Tel: +353 (0) 99 75008 or visit their website
Open May to September

Inis Oirr Island’s Hostel (Radharc Na Mara)

A family run hostel, centrally located on Inis Oírr. Situated beside ferry port, beach, shops, and pubs with traditional music nightly. There is a combination of 4-6 bedded dorms, family and private rooms all with breathtaking views of the Galway Bay. The hostel also has a large self-catering kitchen and dining room as well as a common room with open fire, TV and video. Chosen as one of the best hostels in Ireland in Paul Kerr’s “Hostels Ireland” guide. Open March- October: group bookings all year.
IHH and Fáilte Ireland approved. For further information on the Inis Oírr Hostel: Tel +353 (0) 99 75024

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Where to Eat
on Inis Oirr

Inis Oirr is filled with quaint cafes and great pubs with outdoor seating. There is also a small shop on Inis Oirr if you decide to have a picnic on the beach!

Restaurants on Inis Oirr

  • Tigh Ruairí (Rory’s)
  • Tigh Ned
  • Fisherman’s Cottage Restaurant
  • Maigdean Mara
  • Ostan Inisheer
  • Teach an Tae
  • Shop
  • Áras Éanna
Facilities on Inis Oirr
What to see
on Inis Oirr

When travelling from Doolin to Inis Oirr make sure to bring your camera! Inis Oirr has so many places to see and things to do. The best way to get around Inis Oirr to see the sights is by bicycle, pony and cart or a walking tour.

Our top pick’s are:

  • The Plassey Shipwreck
  • The Lighthouse
  • O’Brien’s Castle
  • Teampall Chaomháin – Church Of St. Kevin
  • Tobar Éinne – Eanna’s Well


Inis Oirr, Inisheer, Aran Islands from Doolin
Inis Oirr

Some frequently asked questions about Inis Oirr:

       1. How long does it take to get to Inis Oirr from Doolin?

It takes 15 minutes on Doolin Ferries fast ferry fleet.

      2. Are there places to eat and drink on Inis Oirr?

Yes. There is a restaurant, cafes, and three pubs on the Island that serve food and beverages. There is a convenient shop (An Siopa) where food items can be purchased.

      3. What is the latest return time from Inis Oirr to Doolin?

The latest ferry departing Inis Oírr to Doolin is 4:45pm. On Bank Holiday Weekends and summer months there may be an additional return time added. Passengers must check with our ticket office to confirm any later sailing times.

      4. Can I take a Cliffs of Moher Cruise when I visit Inis Oirr?

Yes! You can add a Cliffs of Moher Cruise to any return journey. Check here for more cruise times.

5. Can I bring my dog on the ferries from Doolin to Aran?

Yes! Bring your dog from Doolin to Aran on the ferries.

What our Customers Say

Our Reviews

Always a pleasure to visit Doolin.

Jerry O’Leary

Great crew and beautiful sights!!

Mathew Cameron

Loved it, the crew we’re very entertaining.

Kaye Gately