The Aran Islands

At Dromoland Castle

In Galway Bay you’ll spot three rocky limestone outcrops that make up the Aran Islands. Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr, each of these dramatic islands has one foot in the past, guarding the history and heart of Ireland’s traditional language, culture and music, with islanders still speaking the traditional Gaelic language. The sense of history is palpable as you step back in time for a day trip. 

Despite the whitewashed cottages, meandering stone walls, towering cliffs, patchwork fields, perfect beaches and grassy lanes, each of the islands has its own distinct character. Time seems to pass slower here, and the sense of tranquillity and serenity is exhilarating. Music sessions, traditional crafts and a warm Irish welcome are all part of the charm. A day trip here will stay with you forever.