Inishmore Things to Do

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  • 1. Dun Aengus

    You will have to go to the visitor centre and pay your admission ticket (2 euro) before you can enter the fort. From here you have to go by foot towards the fortress Dun Aonghasa (Dun Aengus). It’s...

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  • 2. Seven churches

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    This ancient site of two churches and a graveyard (the 7 Churches name comes from other buildings on the site that most likely were homes of the monks) is fascinating. One passes through the wall and...

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  • 3. Kilronan

    When the boat docks in Kilronan, wide-eyed tourists flood the streets and the bus and cart drivers know it. Ample transportation is available to any part of the island for a fee. We waited out the...

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  • 4. Dun Dúbhchathair

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    This fort is also located on the edge of a high cliff, it’s situated at the southern side of Inis Mór. The construcion consists of a extended part which was defended by a bended wall and a “chevaux de...

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  • 5. Aran Heritage Centre

    The Aran Island Heritage Centre (Ionad Arainn) is located just outside Kilronan village. The centre takes visitors through the history, art, culture, music and...

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  • 6. Dun Aonghasa

    Dun Aonghasa is an Iron or Bronze age promontory fort with 3 stone walls and a "chevaux-de-frise" consisting of tall blocks of limestone set vertically into the...

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  • 7. Roadside Monuments

    As you walk or cycle around Inis Mor you may notice many stone monuments topped with a small cross located at intervals along the roadside. These monuments are...

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  • 8. The Worm Hole

    Another strange natural feature and popular attraction for visitors to Inis Mor is the Worm Hole. This completely natural rectangular shaped pool is located on...

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  • 9. Straw Island Lighthouse

    As mentioned earlier, there was a lighthouse constructed on the highest point of Inis Mor, close to the older Signal Tower but this was discontinued due to its...

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  • 10. Kilmurvy Beach

    One of the finest of the Aran Island’s beaches is the Blue Flag awarded Kilmurvy beach, just to the north-east of Dun Aonghasa. The clean and unspoilt beach is...

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  • 11. Limestone Formations

    Inis Mór, like all the Aran Islands, is essentially an extension of the Burren in County Clare. The unique rocky landscape and unusual formations are a sight in...

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  • 12. Flora

    Many of the unique plant growth witnessed in the Burren can also be found on Inis Mór and the other Aran Islands. The peculiarity of the plant life around these...

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  • 13. Round Tower

    All that remains of this once proud round tower on Inis Mór is a 4 metre high stump. The tower was originally 35 metres high but was badly damaged during the...

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  • 14. Teampall Bheanáin

    This tiny church high on a hill and overlooking Killeany Bay and the villages of Kilronan and Killeany is claimed to be the smallest church in the world at...

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  • 15. Coastal Scenery

    A walk along Inis Mor’s rugged coast is a must for anyone with a love for scenic walks and hikes. Some of the Aran Island’s and indeed Ireland’s best coastal...

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  • 16. Clochán na Carraige

    One of Ireland’s finest examples of a Clochán can be seen close to the Seven Churches near Kilmurvy Village. A clochán is a small dry-stone hut formerly used by...

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  • 17. Seal Colony

    About halfway along the road between Kilronan and Kilmurvy there is a seal colony which have based themselves in a small bay on the northern coast of the...

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  • 18. Dún Eoghanachta

    Another of Inis Mór’s impressive prehistoric forts is Dún Eoghanachta. This is the least visited of the island’s forts but is easy to get to if you know where...

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  • 19. Lighthouse

    Right beside the Old Signal Tower is the Inis Mor’s Old Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in the early 19th century and began functioning in May 1818....

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  • 20. Signal Tower

    Close to Dun Eochala is the Signal Tower. This Signal Tower is very similar to the tower on Inisheer (See my Inis Oirr/Inisheer page) which served as a link in...

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  • 21. Dun Eochala

    This Bronze Age fort is one of Ireland’s finest examples of prehistoric stone architecture. Located close to the Signal Tower on the highest point of the island...

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  • 22. Teampall Chiaráin

    Teampall Chiaráin is also known as Mainistir Chiaráin or Mainistir Chonnacht (Ciarán’s Maonastery or Connaught Monastery) and is located north west of Kilronan,...

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  • 23. Kilronan (Cill Ronáin)

    The main village on the island of Inis Mór is Kilronan or Cill Ronáin in Irish. The village takes its name from the Monastery of St. Ronan, of which nothing...

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  • 24. Na Seacht dTeampaill Graveyard

    Around the church and other monastic buildings is an interesting graveyard containing the tombs and graves of many important religious figures from the islands...

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  • 25. Teampall Bhreacáin

    The most important building in the Seven Churches complex is Teampall Bhreacáin. The original church building dates from the 8th century but was later expanded...

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