Aran Islands

 Access, Accommodation, Amenities & Services

When making reservations, please mention this website –  www.irelandbyways.com

Passenger ferries to the Aran Islands operate from and from Ros an Mhíl / Rossaveal in Co. Galway  and Doolin Pier in Co. Clare. Sailings have also been available in the past, and may again be in the future, from Galway City.

Aran Island Ferries – http://www.aranislandferries.com

Doolin Ferries – http://www.doolinferries.com

Aer Arann

 

Aer Arann operates a service from Connemara Regional Airport at Indreabhán / Inverin  (Co. Galway), covering a circular route that takes in all three islands “according to demand“. The views from the air on a clear day are amazing.

 

Airfares are competitive with ferry prices, and package deals including accommodation are often available.

 

The plane used to “buzz” the main island airfield to frighten away wild donkeys on the runway, until the problem was solved by sending the animals to a donkey sanctuary on the mainland.

Inis Mór / Inishmore

Inis Mór‘s Kilronan is the location of a Bank of Ireland branch office with the only ATM on the Aran Islands, so remember to plan accordingly (though you can change sterling and dollars  on all three islands – at a price!).

The Bayview Restaurant in Kilronan is currently available for rent.

Ostán Oileain Árainn / the Aran Islands Hotel***,  run by the O’Flaherty family. – o87 1212036*

Ard Einne Guesthouse – 099 61388*

Clai Ban  B&B – 099 61111*

Cregmount House – 099 61139*

 Pier House – 099 61417*

Kilronan Hostel – 099 61255*

Campsite: David Connolly – 087 1333702*

Kilmurvey House – 099 61218*

Tigh Fitz Killeany – 099 61213*

 

Inis Meáin /Inishmaan 

Ostan Inis Meain  / Inishmaan Hotel – 099 73020*

An Dun Restaurant & B&B – 099 73047*

Inis-Meain Restaurant and Suites – 086 8266026*

Ard Alainn B&B  – 099 73027*

 

Inis Oirr / Inisheer

Ostan Inis-Oirr / Inisheer Hotel – 099 75020*

Radharc Na Mara Hostel – 099 75024*

Maire Searraigh B&B – 099 75024*

Patricia U Chonghaile B&B – 099 75082*

Monica Bn U Chonghaile B&B – 099 75034*

 

* when phoning from abroad, firdt dial 00 353 and omit the first 0 of the given number.

Currachs, Inishoir, Aran Islands (Painting by Fergal Flanagan)

 

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