A Galway Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point

Inishmore, Aran Islands

Inishmore or Inis Mór in Irish means the Big Island and as the name suggests is the largest of the Aran Islands which lie just off the Galway coast.

The Aran Islands are Gaeltacht areas where the islanders speak Irish as well as English. Inis Mór is rich in archaelogical history and is home to the World Heritage site of Dun Aonghasa which is set the edge of a dramatic 300 ft cliff.

It is possible to walk The Ring of Aran in between 3 to 6 hours. Starting at Kilronan village and taking in The Worm Hole, Dun Aonghasa, The light House, The seal colony, Kilmurvey Beach, The Craft Village and The Standing Stones.

Cliff Diving has become hugely popular at Inishmore.  The ‘worm hole’ at Serpaints Lair is a naturally formed square pool into which cliff divers dive. This venue has hosted the Red Bull Cliff Diving series in the past. This is best left to the experts!

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