- Pony & Trap tours begin from the end of the pier in Kilronan
- Pony & Trap tours typically last 3-4 hours
- Pony & Trap tours vary in cost from €20 to €50 per person.
Pony & Trap Pickup location
Pony & Trap tours on Inishmore are a unique way to explore the island. The tours begin beside Aran Bike Hire in Kilronan, the main village on Inishmore. The tours usually operate on a first come, first served basis. However, during Summer months there are plenty of pony & traps available to choose from.
Pony & Trap Tour
The Pony & Trap tour generally lasts 3-4 hours. The tour starts in Kilronan and includes a stop at Dun Aonghasa, Inishmore seal colony and terminates in Kilronan village.
Dun Aonghasa is the most popular attraction on Inis Mor. Located on edge of a 300ft cliff on the south side of the island, it is a 3,000-year-old semicircular stone fort which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean with amazing views that stretch the length of the island. Dun Aonghasa is the largest of the prehistoric stone forts on the Aran Islands. It is enclosed by three massive dry-stone walls and a “chevaux-de-frise” which consists of densely populated, jagged limestone rocks which were set vertically into the ground to deter attackers. The fort is located about 900m from the Visitor Centre. and is accessed by hiking over rising ground over rough terrain and loose rocks, so hiking shoes or good walking shoes are advised. There is no fence or barrier at the edge of the cliff so please be careful.
Inishmore Seal Colony
The seal colony is located on the coast road approximately one mile from Kilmurvy beach. It is clearly signposted and has picnic tables on site, so bring a picnic lunch and take use of the available tables and chairs to enjoy it in the beautiful surroundings. The best views of the seals is best at low tide when the seals are sun bathing on the rocks. Conversely, at high tide, the seals are much harder to spot as you can only see their heads in the water. During low tide at the Inishmore seal colony anywhere from 5 – 20 seals can be spotted at a given time.
Kilronan is the main village on Inishmore, and is where the ferry terminal is located. There’s one ATM on Inishmore, that is located in the SPAR Supermarket in Kilronan. The SPAR Supermarket has all the necessities for a great picnic to enjoy while exploring Inishmore. Kilronan is a great place to find some souvenirs from Inishmore as there are multiple craft shops located in the village.
Custom Horse & Carriage tours are available upon request.
Pony & Trap Cost
The Pony & Trap tours typically cost between €20-€50 per person. Most tour operators only accept cash. The traps vary in size, some of the smaller traps carry 4 people while the larger traps can carry up to 9 people.