Galway: Aran Islands Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
Located in the heart of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands offer visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the country. The Islands' raw beauty and charm leaves visitors longing to return again and again. While the South - West coast of the island battles with the Atlantic, the North - East coast offers smooth passage for visitors between the mainland at Ros a' Mhil and the Islands.
Inis Mor - (meaning big island) as its name suggests is the biggest of the 3 Aran Islands. Lying in a North - Westerly direction across Galway Bay Inis Mor is approximately 12km in length and 3km in width. Its principle port and village is Kilronan (Cill Ronain) and it is here that most visitors are first introduced to the island. Kilronan has seen a lot of development in the past 10 years and is a lively village with many of todays' modern conveniences, comfortably co-existing with traditional practices and culture.
The Islands seem to defy their size by all they have to offer: breath-taking scenery, ecclesiastical ruins from early Christian times, medieval castles, cliffs, prehistoric stone forts (including the famous Dn Aonghasa (Dun Aengus) ring fort), sandy beaches, clean air, unique flora and fauna and a rich folklore that the islanders are proud to recount.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 8:30 a.m. - Returns: 6 p.m.