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Spiritual Walk on Inis Oírr

You can take part in a wonderful Spiritual Walk on Inis Oírr this Wednesday, 14th June 2017 with walk leader Pius Murray. This year will be the 3rd annual walk on Inis Oírr to celebrate the Islands Lá Fhéile Phatrún or Caomhan’s (St. Kevin’s) Day. Caomhan is the patron saint of Inis Oírr (Inisheer). [...]

2018-01-09T10:26:32+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Spiritual Walk on Inis Oírr

Inter-Island All Ireland 2016

Ireland's Islands collide on host island Inis Meáin football club (Béarla/Gaeilge) Ladies & Mens football teams from all three Aran Islands; Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr are joined by teams from Inis Boffin, Inis Turk, Whiddy Island, Clare Island and Bere Island. Ireland's Islands will be proudly hosted by Inis Meáin on Friday [...]

2017-05-04T14:47:16+00:00 September 3rd, 2016|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Inter-Island All Ireland 2016

An inspirational walk for St. Caomhan’s Day on Inis Oírr

Lá Fhéile Phatrún 14th June 2016, Join Pius Murray on a Guided Inspirational Walk Caomhan is the patron saint of Inis Oírr (Inisheer). Caomhan's Phatrún Day takes place on June 14th every year. Islanders, visitors, and tourists alike all gather to celebrate the Phatrún together. This is a day of celebration and festivities including [...]

2017-05-04T14:49:40+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Aran Islands, Doolin|Comments Off on An inspirational walk for St. Caomhan’s Day on Inis Oírr

Dolphin Research on Inis Oírr pt. 2

It’s a bright sunny day on Inis Oirr so I know that I have a busy day ahead of me.  Plenty of people in the water and plenty of dolphin-human interactions to observe and record.  As the ferry pulls into the bay while others take in the views and take photos, I’m getting ready by preparing [...]

2017-05-05T08:56:56+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Aran Islands, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dolphin Research on Inis Oírr pt. 2

Dolphin Research on Inis Oírr pt. 1

Hi, my name is Abi and this is my office for the summer. While most people come here to visit I am privileged to call this spot, which rests on the utter edge of Europe my place of work. Now it’s not just the nice views and the famous splendid Irish summers that explain my [...]

2017-05-05T08:56:56+00:00 August 15th, 2015|Aran Islands, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dolphin Research on Inis Oírr pt. 1

Ever wonder what school would be like on the Aran Islands

This is an essay recently written by a student attending school on the Aran Islands for one year. Their response to this question prompt below will give you a wee heart-warming insight into what school life can be like on the Aran Islands in the eyes of a student. Enjoy! Last August I was fortunate [...]

2017-05-05T08:58:21+00:00 June 27th, 2015|Aran Islands, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ever wonder what school would be like on the Aran Islands

The advantages of travelling to the Islands during October

The Aran Islands are certainly a wonderful place to visit during the Summer, but there are also many advantages to travelling to the islands during October. The ferry services finish at the end of October, as the seas start to get very wild in Doolin from the beginning of November. From the months of November [...]

2017-05-05T08:58:21+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Aran Islands, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The advantages of travelling to the Islands during October

Man of Aran Fudge

With summer coming to an end, popular events such as the ‘Red Bull Cliff Diving’ or ‘Galway International Arts Festival’ are over for another year. However, the west of Ireland and the Aran Islands and Doolin are still a great spot to visit and take a break any time during the year. Visit native Tomás [...]

2017-05-05T08:06:11+00:00 September 29th, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on Man of Aran Fudge

Na Seacht dTeampaill – The Seven Churches

The Seven Churches are the very fascinating ancient religious ruins on the island of Inis Mor. Trip Advisor reviews these ruins as "historic" and "peaceful" and "amazing". We agree. The Seven Churches (also known as Dísert Bhreacáin) are located on the west end of Inis Mor near the village of Eoghnacht. Despite the name there [...]

2017-05-05T08:58:21+00:00 September 22nd, 2014|Aran Islands, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Na Seacht dTeampaill – The Seven Churches

The Seal Colony of Inis Mór

There are several seals that call the shores of Inis Mór their home. The best place to catch a glimpse of these creatures is on the north side of the island. The well established seal colony on Inis Mór is a huge tourist attraction for adults and children alike. These beautiful creatures, grey in colour, [...]

2017-05-05T08:11:46+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Aran Islands|Comments Off on The Seal Colony of Inis Mór