Aran Island Tours
Activities Near Oranmore Lodge Hotel
The Aran Islands are a group of three islands Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr located at the mouth of Galway Bay. Each Island has much to offer, breath-taking scenery, ecclesiastical Ruins from early Christian Times, Medieval Castles, Cliffs, Prehistoric Stone Forts and more.
Aran Island Ferries
The Aran Island Ferries, located just 20 minutes from Oranmore Lodge Hotel transport visitors with regular daily crossings between April to September from Galway to Inis Mór – the Big Island. The arrival port of Kilronan is normally the first introduction for most visitors to the Aran Islands. Sailing time is normally roughly 40 minutes.
Over the years the islands have experienced cultural and historical hardships but the residents have still retained that strong, unmistakable culture and way of life. This exact way of life has given inspiration to writers, film-makes and artists alike. Such as The Banshees of Inisherin, outstanding winner at the Golden Globes, winning Best Picture for musical or comedy, Best Actor for Colin Farrell and Best Screenplay for writer-director Martin McDonagh. Explore the stunning landscapes showcased in the feature film during your time on Inis Mór.
Things to do on the Aran Islands
While visiting, be sure to check out The Heritage Centre, which chronicles the history and development of life on the Aran Islands. Dún Aonghasa is also a must-see, a spectacular stone fort with an unrestricted view of the west coast of Ireland.
With miles of beaches, plenty of fishing spots and so much more to see and do, we strongly advise our guests here at the Oranmore Lodge Hotel to make this wonderful trip part of their West Coast adventure.
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Getting to the Aran Islands
from Oranmore Lodge Hotel
Aran Island Ferries, Galway
April and September
Departures from Galway City
Rossaveal Ferries, Connemara
Departs from Rossaveal Harbour
Shuttle Bus Available from Queen Street, Galway