Things to do ar Inis Oírr

Bíonn siúlach scéalach – A traveller has many stories

Take off early in the morning with your picnic and explore the many locations of interest around our beautiful island – the lighthouse – first lit in 1818, the majestic Plassey shipwreck, made famous by the hit comedy Father Ted in the 90s. Carry on to a secluded little beach called Poll na gCaorach where you can enjoy your picnic and a swim from what feels like your very own private beach. On your way back around to the main village, cycle up to the ancient 10th Century sunken church in Teampall Chaomháin, and have a go at squeezing through the window for a certain place in heaven when your time comes !!!

O’Brien’s Castle is a must see – if only for the views it offers alone. Look over at the two neighbouring islands – Inis Meáin and Inis Mór, out towards the mountain Range The Twelve Pins of Connemara, and pan around to the awesome Cliffs of Moher. If you have the time and the energy, there are more fantastic views and routes to cycle over the west side of the island, with some more rich historical sites to take in –including Tobar Éinne, Teampall Ghobnait and a visit to our culture and heritage centre in Áras Eanna. To truly soak all that Inis Oírr has to offer, why not try your cúpla focal as Gaeilge as well when you are going around the island?

Whatever takes your fancy – a relaxing cycle around the island taking in the beautiful views and stopping off for a refreshing swim along our coastline, or a plan to visit all our historical and archaeological sites, we will gladly provide you with a map and highlight the routes for you. We aim to ensure our customers leave Inis Oírr delighted with their experience here, with the hope to come back some day, and at least spread the word of all we have to offer! Inis Oírr can be accessed via ferry from Doolin in County Clare, or Ros a Mhíl in County Galway, and via airplane from Connemara Airport in Indreabhán. Please contact us for more information or to make a booking. We look forward to saying Fáilte go hInis Oírr to you soon!

Slan go foill!