Aran Island Things to Do

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  • 1. Dún Aengus

    One of the main tourist attractions on the island of Inishmore, is the vast stone fortification. Perched on the side of a steep 300 meter high cliff at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, it dates back to...

  • 2. Synge's Chair

    I haven’t got a photo of the actual place, but calling it a “chair” is a slight exaggeration. It is a small semi-circular stone wall at the edge of a cliff, and...

  • 3. Walk the Inishmaan Way

    There is a signposted walk around the island on which you will pass most of the points of interest on the island. We had a rough map, which one of my friends...

  • 4. Synge's Cottage

    This is the cottage where the poet John Millington Synge used to live. It has open to the public from 12-2pm and from 3-4pm. However, as were were usually out...

  • 5. Puffing holes

    At the edge of the cliffs you can find some puffing holes. When the tide is coming in and the wind is strong from the sea, the water gets pressed through caves...

  • 6. Stone Fort

    The hill in the middle of the island is occupied by Dun Conchuir, an ancient ring fort. The first entrance will bring you into the outer courtyard, with a...

  • 7. Inis Mor

    Inis Mór is the largest of the three Aran Islands and is the most developed in terms of tourist facilities. There are about 900 inhabitants on Inis Mór making...

  • 8. Wreck of the Plassey

    In a dramatic demonstration of the power of the Atlantic Storms, the Plassey which was wrecked in 1960 (without loss of life) on "Carraig na Finnise" Reef, was...

  • 9. Tobar Einne- Inishere

    The holy well of St. Enda, the patron saint of Inis Mór, who is reputed to have lived in a clochán (beehive hut) nearby, of which hardly anything now remains....

  • 10. Teampall Chaomhain- Inishere

    This is the patron saint of Inis Oírr and his festival is celebrated on the 14th of June each year. The church ruins dating from the 10th - 14th centuries were...

  • 11. O'Brien's Tower (Caislean Ui Bhriain)

    This is a really interesting ruin on Inishere. It’s great to look at in the sunset, when it just kind of looms up on the hill and over the town like a ghost....

  • 12. on the edge...

    My `on the edge' picture... well there`s still space to go further back i thought!The way to do the real `on the edge' picture is to lie down along the ground...

  • 13. Lighthouse on Inishere

    The view from the area by the lighthouse is pretty neat. It’s on the other side of the island and is a nice little walk, too. Be careful if you start treading...

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