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Why Is Inis Oirr Known as the Most Enchanting Aran Island?


Are you planning a trip to Ireland and looking for a unique and unforgettable experience? Look no further than the Aran Islands, a group of three islands located off the west coast of Ireland. Of the three islands, Inis Oirr, also known as Inisheer, is the smallest and most enchanting. With its stunning beaches, quaint village, and rich history, Inis Oirr is the perfect day trip destination for visitors to Ireland.

Here’s everything you need to know to plan your trip:

Getting to Inis Oirr

Inis Oirr is easily accessible from the mainland town of Doolin, located on the west coast of Ireland. Our guided day trip to Inis Oirr starts at 09:30 am at Doolin Pier, where you will board a ferry for a 20-minute boat ride to the island. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and other marine life along the way! Alternatively, you can take a ferry from other nearby towns like Galway, Rossaveal or Doolin.

Exploring Inis Oirr

Once you arrive on Inis Oirr, you’ll be struck by the island’s natural beauty and rich history. Our expert guide will take you on a bike tour of the island, showing you hidden gems like sunken graveyards, shipwrecks, and castles. If you prefer not to cycle, there’s also an alternative tractor-drawn trailer tour available.

In addition to the tour, you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the island on your own. You could visit the local pub, playground or the beach, or take a leisurely stroll through the village and soak up the local culture.

Tea and Scones with the Locals

After the tour, enjoy a private tea/coffee and scones experience with a local islander. You’ll be taken to a local cafe where you can sit down and enjoy delicious tea and scones at a reserved table, while chatting with a friendly local about life on the island.

Returning to Doolin

At the end of the day, we’ll meet back at the pier and return to Doolin at approximately 2:15 pm, leaving you plenty of time to continue exploring the stunning west coast of Ireland.
a boat in the water with a mountain in the background

Book Your Inis Oirr Day Trip Today!Aran Island Tour – Day Trip to Inisheer From Doolin

Inis Oirr is a magical island that should be on every visitor’s bucket list when in Ireland. With our guided day trip from Doolin, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the island’s natural beauty, rich history, and local culture, all while enjoying the convenience of a guided tour. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today and let us take care of all the details so you can focus on enjoying this beautiful island paradise.