We can’t possibly say enough about Inis Oírr (Inisheer). It is such a special place and happens to be one of our favourites!
This is the smallest of the three Aran Islands and is the closest island to Doolin Pier, just 15mins from Doolin on board the Doolin Express. The population of Inis Oírr is about 300 people and it is about 3 km by 2 km.
Inis Oírr is an extension of the Burren Region. The flora and landscape of this island has northern and alpine species which are rare and under conservation order. Looking out onto the Clare Coastline you’ll see breath-taking views of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
When you arrive you will meet an array of touring options such as Bike Hire, Horse and Carts, and also Tractor and Mini Bus tours. You can explore the beach on arrival which lies just to the left of the Pier. There is also a newly built playground which is included in the top 10 playgrounds in Ireland with swings, slides, bridges and benches for parents too! It is located just behind the beach making it an ideal area for picnicking.
Located just behind the beach and playground area you will see the recently installed AstroTurf alongside their sporting pitch. Doolin Ferry with Bill O’Brien Est. 1970 is a proud sponsor of the Aran Islands Football team!!
After a nice day of sightseeing you can enjoy some well deserved refreshment. There are 3 Pubs serving food & drinks, a small convenient store and an array of cafes. A great place to learn more about this island is Discover Inis Oirr.
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