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Stone Fort on the Cliff with Two People Looking Towards Atlantic

Ferry to Inis Mór - the Aran Islands

Geography & Nature
Day Trips

Enjoy a day trip to the Aran Island of Inis Mór on a return sailing with Bill O'Brien Doolin Ferry Company.


Where is Inis Mór / Inishmore?

Inis Mor (Inishmore) means the ‘Big Island’, and it is the largest of the Aran Islands - a group of three Islands located in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland.


How do you get to Inis Mór?

You take the ferry from the pier in Doolin, County Clare. The ferry journey is only 35 minutes from Doolin to Inis Mor. The ferry is run by local business Bill O'Brien Doolin Ferry Company.


What can your group expect on Inis Mór?

Once you arrive on Inis Mór, an island steeped in Ireland's language, culture and history, there are plenty of things to do.

  • Explore one of many the beautiful beaches
  • Wander through the patchwork fields and enjoy a picnic
  • Chat with and get to know the friendly and welcoming locals
  • Climb the cliffs to Dun Aengus, a prehistoric fort & important archaeological site


Top Tip:

At just 14 kilometres long, despite its name, Inis Mór isn’t that big! So, hire a bicycle to explore the whole island.


Activity Highlight:

The sweeping views of the rugged landscape are simply breathtaking; totally Insta-worthy.


Here are some of the sample timings for your group trip to Inis Mór:

9.30 hrs — check-in for your ferry departure at Doolin Pier

(If staying at Sleepzone Burren hostel, please allow 20 minutes to reach Doolin Pier by coach.)

10.00 hrs — morning sailing from Doolin Pier

10.35 hrs — arrive at Inis Mór

15.30 hrs — check-in for your ferry departure from Inis Mór

16.00 hrs — return sailing from Inis Mór

16.35 hrs — arrive at Doolin Pier


Contact CGH

Does this tour sound like something your student group would like to try? If so, contact us now to discuss your requirements or complete the activity booking form.

Photo Gallery
Cliffs of Inis Mor and General view of the Island from North
Doolin Pier - two man wearing red jackets standing on a front of the boat Doolin Express with a blue writing on a cabin
Doolin Express Ferry at sea at full speed with a large writing on a side of the cabin
Wild Atlantic Way Logo Signpost - Doolin Pier
Natural rectangular shaped pool on a rocky coast
Tourist visiting circular small fort with thick stone made wall standing in the middle of the field with a sea view on the horizon
Ancient fields by the rocky coast - birds eye view of the green pastures and grey rocky landscape
Bird ey view of a beach with two people walking on the sand further coastal cliffs and a sea
Useful Information
Sailing Times

Daily from Doolin Pier at 10.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs - 1 April to early November

Daily from Inis Mór at 10.45 hrs and 16.00 hrs - 1 April to early November


Ferry crossing takes 35 minutes and whole day including the time on the Island can take up to 8 hours.

Notes for Group Leaders:

CGH can book a coach to bring your group there and back.

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