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From Doolin: Inis Mor Ferry and Aran Islands

From Doolin: Inis Mor Ferry and Aran Islands

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Explore living history on Inis Mór, one of western Ireland's Aran Islands. The island boasts many famous ancient ruins such as Dun Aengus, a ring fort high a top the Cliffs of Inis Mór. You can spend the day exploring the island with this return ticket.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Spend a full day exploring the many historical sights and ruins of Inis Mor
  • Take a horse and cart, mini bus or bike tour to see the island highlights when you arrive
  • Visit the Aran Sweater Market and take home a traditional sweater of your own
  • Enjoy tea, a pint or lunch in a variety of pubs and small cafes
Full description
Inis Mór, also known as Inishmore, is the largest and most traveled of the Aran Islands. Its very name, which means big island, suggests its size compared to the other islands. The population of Inis Mór is about 900 people. This day trip departs Doolin Pier at 10:00 AM and then departs the island at 4:00 PM to return to Doolin Pier. The ferry journey from Doolin Pier to Kilronan Harbor on Inis Mór takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  The Aran Islands are believed to be an extension of the Burren Region in County Clare. The famous rocky landscape has helped to create its iconic image of an island divided by fields separated by winding stone walls. The stunning views from this Island reveal an Atlantic gateway from Connemara to Clare.  You won’t be short of things to do and wonders to see on the island of Inis Mór. A full day is needed to see the sights of this beautiful island.  The ferry will arrive at Kilronan harbor on Inis Mor. From this port, you can choose from several different options to explore the island. You may choose to hire a bicycle, take a mini bus tour or experience a horse and cart tour. More information on the tour options is available at the Kilronan Harbor area upon your arrival. The most popular attraction on this island is the famous ring fort, Dun Aengus. The magnificent fort is a semi-circular structure that rests on the edge of a high cliff rising 100 meters out of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest of the prehistoric ruins on the Aran Islands. It is a short 900 meter hike from the Visitor Center to the base of the fort. On arrival, it takes about 10 minutes to climb to the top of the fort. The fort consists of an inner court 50 meters across, and is surrounded by a wall 6 meters high and 5.5 meters thick at the base. Dún Aonghasa’s superb position and its structural perfection have prompted many experts to declare it one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe.
  • Return ferry ticket to/from Inis Mór island
  • Transport and tours on the Aran Islands such as horse and cart hire, mini bus tours or bicycle hire
  • Pay and display parking fees at Doolin Pier
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Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Bill O'Brien's ticket outlet on Doolin Pier.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Doolin ferry services operate from March to October only
  • This tour is suitable for all ages
  • The top decks are accessible for wheelchairs. Please contact the tour supplier in advance should you require any special assistance
  • Suitable shoes are recommended if you choose to climb to the top of the fort
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We had a fabulous time! The ferry ride over was smooth - no need for any type of motion sickness medicine. The pony cart was wonderful. We used Inis Mor Horse Carriage tour.. Our guide was Stephen and the horse was Rocky. Stephen grew up on Inis Mor so he was able to give us great insight into what life on the island was/is like. He asked us if we wanted to stop at different places (take a pic, go to the bathroom, get a coffee). He was friendly and patient with all of our questions.

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September 22, 2022

A day out of time !!!

Everything was almost perfect ... Inishmore, stones and long walls, beaches and small roads, fort and bicycle tours. In addition, the sun accompanied us all day. Wonderful. The only downside, from Doolin, the "old" boat that took us. From an hour's journey we went to an hour and thirty minutes. You will tell me when we are on vacation, we are not 30 minutes away. Yes ! Because we only stayed four and a half hours on the island. In addition, the ship sent us its exhaust gases. After 15 min, there was no one left on the upper deck! The return was made in 1 hour, in comfort, with the "Doolin Express". Like what !

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April 26, 2019

Great ferry service, only problem had was parking meters only took coin not card or cash. Don’t think it was on the company in any way but I was scrambling a little to get it figured out before I left. Other than that fantastic boat and then lots of amazing things to do on the island.

April 20, 2019

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