Inis Meain

Inis Meain (translates to “Middle Island”) – the middle of the three Aran Islands

  • Size: 4km by 2.5km
  • Population: 200 approx


Inis Meain is now just a 25 minute crossing from Doolin.  It is the least visited of the three islands and has its own quiet beauty. It’s visitors appreciate the unspoiled tranquility and escape from the stress and noise of modern living.

Transport Options

  • Hire a Bicycle
  • Walk


Eat & Stay

Inis Meain has three accomodation options:

  • Hotel
  • Guesthouses
  • Bed & Breakfasts


If you would like more information or help finding accommodation on Inis Meain, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Historical Sites

Stone Forts – Dun Fearbhai and Dun Chonchuir, the latter is the best example of a circular fort on all three of the islands.

Churches – Mary Immaculate Church and Cill Cheannainn. Mary Immaculate Church has beautiful stained-glass windows by the famous Harry Clarke Studios. The alter was built by James Pearse, father of the Irish patriot Padraic Pearse. CillCheannain, according to legend, Cheannain was the mother of the ‘seven sons of the king’, which is the name of another church nearby.