The Aran Islands – Galway Ireland

“The Islands of Saints and Scholars”

The Aran Islands are located just off Galway and Doolin. A true Irish experience awaits, locals speak Irish as well as English in a setting of Celtic churches of historical significance including World Heritage site Dun Aonghasa which is set on dramatic 300 ft cliff edge. The Aran Islands are a great choice for special holiday or break and has various accommodation options including Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels, Hostels, & Ireland’s newest Glamping establishment.

Inis Mór Island

Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands and is home to Dun Aonghasa.

Inis Meáin Island

Inis Meain Island is where you’ll find a more authentic escape from the modern world.

Inis Oírr Island

Inis Oirr (Inisheer) is the smallest of the islands is characterized by its distinctive charm.

Because of its Celtic and Christian heritage, The Aran Islands has an unusually high number of ruins and sacred sites. Holy Ireland, the Island of saints and scholars has historically centered around Celtic and Christian pilgrimage. Just by exploring or being on the Aran Islands, one is on a path to connecting with their spiritual innerself and is being ‘blessed’.

Many have been ‘healed’, attend spiritual ceremonies such as the Summer Solstice, increasing numbers are getting married on the Aran Islands, city dwellers, business people, and people who need time out to think gravite to the rejuvenation that the peace of the Aran Islands offers. The island has a strong spiritual appeal expressed in many ways for a diverse range of people. The umbrella of a cross section of religions and ancient times is attracts all sorts of people from various religious denominations and each year there are a large number of various groups on pilgrimage on the Aran Islands.