Rossaveel to Inishmore: Ferry to Paradise Found

Aran Islands Ferry "Ceol na Farraige" departing from Rossaveel pier to  Inishmore

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A Tradition of Safe and Reliable Passenger Ferry Service from Rossaveel to Inishmore

Aran Island Ferries is a family-owned ferry company that operates routes between Galway City and Rossaveel in Connemara to the Aran Islands. They have been operating in Galway Bay since the early 1900s, and the O’Brien family who owns the company has a long history of trading with the Aran Islands.

The company operates ferries year-round from Rossaveel to Inis Mór, the largest island. Inis Meáin, known for its tranquility, and to Inis Oirr, perfect for a charming island escape.

Here are some of the benefits of using Aran Island Ferries:

Safe and Reliable: Aran Island Ferries prioritizes safety with their Fáilte Ireland’s Safety Charter Certificate and being fully licensed by the Irish Department of Transport.

Comfortable and modern ferries: Their ferries are clean, comfortable, and well-maintained. They offer a variety of amenities onboard, including a bar, refreshment services, and toilets.

Experienced crew: The company has a team of experienced and professional captains and crew members who will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable journey.

Beautiful scenery: The ferry journey from Rossaveel to the Aran Islands offers stunning views of the Atlantic coast and the islands themselves.

Easy to book: You can book your ferry tickets online. 

Inishmore Information & Highlights

Explore a Historic Gem: Dún Aonghasa – Perch atop dramatic cliffs and peer down onto the wild Atlantic Ocean. Dún Aonghasa, a prehistoric fort dating back over 2,000 years, offers a glimpse into Ireland’s ancient past. Unwind on the grassy slopes, breathe in the fresh sea air, and imagine the lives of those who walked here millennia ago.

Witness a Natural Spectacle: Kilmurvey Beach – Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, Kilmurvey Beach boasts pristine white sands and turquoise waters. Take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic, build sandcastles with the family, or simply relax on the shore and soak up the sun. This postcard-perfect beach promises an unforgettable experience.

Delve into a Celtic Mystery: The Wormhole – Unleash your inner adventurer and explore the Wormhole, a natural wonder where the Atlantic Ocean crashes through a rectangular opening in the rock. The Wormhole hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving competition in 2014 & 2017. Witness the raw power of nature as waves surge and foam, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. Please do not swim in the Wormhole.

Delve into a Foodie Adventure: Indulge in the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted, from succulent lobster to plump mussels. Sample local specialties like creamy Irish stew and melt-in-your-mouth brown bread. Inishmore offers a true taste of Ireland.

Explore a Natural Paradise: Cycle across Inishmore and explore its rugged landscapes, encounter friendly ponies roaming freely, and witness a breathtaking array of wildflowers blanketing the island. Find your own secluded beach for a peaceful afternoon getaway.

FAQs About Rossaveel to Inishmore Ferry

What are the ferry facilities like?

Relax and enjoy the scenic voyage on our ferries boasting comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, along with a fully stocked bar and refreshment services to keep you energized throughout the trip.

Do I need to pre-book parking?

There’s no need to pre-book parking! Ample parking spaces are available at the pier for just €7 for 24 hours. During peak season or high demand, a second car park opens to ensure everyone has a spot.

I purchased tickets online. How do I board?

As we transition from paper tickets to e-ticketing, kindly follow the specific instructions included in your booking confirmation email. These may vary slightly and are constantly updated for optimal service.

What’s the cancellation policy?

We understand plans change! You can cancel your ferry booking free of charge up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.

Is there a luggage limit?

Pack freely! There’s no limit on luggage allowance on our ferries.

What should I pack for the trip?

While exploring the Aran Islands, be sure to pack a camera to capture stunning memories, comfortable shoes for navigating the island’s charm, a reliable rain jacket for unpredictable weather, sunscreen (better safe than sorry!), and some cash as some local businesses might have minimum spending requirements or not accept cards.

Do I need to pre-book my ferry tickets?

We highly recommend pre-booking your tickets, especially during peak season (April-October) as our ferries tend to fill up quickly. Pre-booking helps us manage passenger numbers efficiently, allowing us to schedule additional crossings and crew when necessary.


To avoid disappointment, it is highly recommended to book in advance.

Rossaveel to Inishmore Ferry Terminal Location

The ferry terminal to Inishmore is located in Rossaveel, a small town located 37km west of Galway City Center. The ferry terminal is accessed by both shuttle bus from Galway City and by car. Parking is available at Rossaveel port 24 hours a day. You cannot take your car on the ferry to the Island.

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