Inis Mor

Inis Mor (translates to “Big Island”) – the largest of the three Aran Islands

  • Size: 14km by 3.8km
  • Population: 900 approx

 

It is the most visited island, with up to 2,000 visitors each day during the busy summer season. The island is a lively place at night, with great Irish music and dance shows.
Kilronan is the main village on the island, where the ferry boats pull in. It has several dining, shopping and accomodation options to choose from. It also has the only ATM on the islands (genuine off-shore banking!) Other villages include Killeany, south of Kilronan and Kilmurvey – close to Dun Aengus.

Transport Options

  • Hire a Bicycle
  • Walk
  • Pony & Trap Guided Tour
  • Mini-Bus Guided Tour

 

Eat & Stay

Inis Mor has numerous accomodation options:

  • Hotel
  • Guesthouses
  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Hostels
  • Campsites

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

Historical Sites

Four Stone Forts – Dun Eochla, Dun Duchathair, Dun Eoganachta & Dun Aengus. Dun Aengus is the most famous of all the forts on the Aran Islands. This amazing fort sits perched on the highest cliffs of Inis Mor. The stone “Chevaux de Frise” at Dun Aengus is the most impressive example of it’s kind known to exist. Read our News and Offers for more on this impressive structure.

Churches – Na Seacht Teampaill (the Seven Churches) is near Dun Eoghanachta. This has ruins of churches which were built on the earlier site of a monastery dedicated to St. Breckan. Teampaill Bheanain (St. Benan’s Church) is close to Killeany and is supposedly the world’s smallest church.

Areas of Natural Beauty

The Worm Hole is a naturally formed rectangular pool close to the base of Dun Aengus.

Inis Mor’s Seal Colony is also worth a visit, close to the beautiful beach at Portmurvy.