Fáilte go hÁrainn
Official Guide to the Aran Islands

Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) Island

Inis Meain Island is where you’ll find a more authentic escape from the modern world. With a population of 200 people, it is the less visited of the three islands. Visiting Inis Meain will give you the best chance to acquaint yourself in the precious sanctuary of Irish Cultural tradition.

This island has a hilly landscape. It also features crystal clear views of the cliffs of mohar and some interesting Celtic & Christian sites. This island was a retreat for Synge,  one of the most famous playrights to emerge from ireland,  and features a lot of artists.

More recently it has become a centre for diving  with its beautiful marine life and clear waters. The island also features cultural courses such as dance and poetry. Check out the Islands activities page.

Hotel and Bed and Breakfast accommodation is available on the island. When travelling to Inis Meain it is recommended that you would organise accommodation prior to arriving. Ferries to the Aran Islands  are available from Rossaveal (leaving Galway city) all year and from Doolin (Cliffs of Moher) from April to October