A Galway Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Inishmaan, Aran Islands

Inishmaan or Inis Meáin is the least visited of the three Aran Islands and a true sanctuary if that is what you are looking for. The famous Irish play write J.M. Synge lived on Inis Meáin between 1898 and 1902 and drew a lot of inspiration from the island culture. Synge wrote ‘Riders To The Sea’ and ‘The Playboy of The Western World’.

The ancient Irish stone forts of Dún Crocbhur (Conor’s Fort) and Dún Fearbhaí (Ferboy’s Fort) are well worth visiting.

Ferries to the Aran Islands are available from Rossaveal all year and from Doolin from April to October.