• Aran Islands
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Inis Oírr (Inisheer) is the smallest of the three Aran Islands. Its name means “Back Island” and is the closest island to Doolin Pier.

Inis Oírr is a charming island with a lot to offer.  Guests to this island can enjoy Medieval Ruins, Seal Colonies, A shipwreck (of Father Ted fame), Fantastic Walks, and much more.

Perhaps from this island you can get the true feeling that the islands were once part of The Burren, Co. Clare. The flora and landscape of this island has northern and alpine species which are rare and under conservation order. All visitors are advised to be respectful of the natural environment when visiting. Looking out onto the Clare Coastline you witness breath-taking views of The Cliffs of Moher from a truly unique perspective.

This island is most recommended for families with small children. The main sights of Inis Oírr are all easily accessible from the port of arrival. There is a newly built playground which is located just behind the beach making it an ideal area for picnicking. The beach lies just to the left of the Pier where you arrive.

Located just behind the beach and playground area you will find sport is alive and well this island. Inis Oírr has recently installed an AstroTurf alongside their sporting pitch and hosted the All Ireland Islands Gaelic Football Tournament in 2013.

There are 3 Pubs serving food & refreshments, a small convenient store for bits & pieces, and an array of cafes for delicious island fare. We can’t possibly say enough about Inis Oírr.  It is truly a special place and happens to be one of our favourites!

The Inis Oirr ferry departs Doolin at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and 1:00 pm for day trips. The Inis Oirr ferry departs Inis Oirr at 1:45 pm, and 4:45 pm to return to Doolin. There is a 5:00 pm sailing from Doolin to Inis Oirr for overnight stays only. Please note ferry services from Doolin Pier will finish on 7th of November for 2016 and will resume again on 17th of March 2017.

Inis Oírr

Inis Oírr (Inisheer) is the smallest of the three Aran Islands. Its name means “Back Island” and is the closest island to Doolin Pier.

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Inis Oírr + Cliffs of Moher Combined

Spend the day taking in the charms of a Inis Oírr (Inisheer) and upon your return stay on board for a stunning cruise under the Cliffs of Moher.

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