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Two Ferry Boats of the Doolin Ferry Company on the Atlantic Coast With Cliffs of Moher in the Background

Combined Ticket Inis Oírr Ferry and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Day Trips
Stunning Landscapes
Geography & Nature

Enjoy a day trip to the Aran Island of Inis Oírr combined with a Cliffs of Moher cruise with Bill O'Brien Doolin Ferry Company.


Combo Ticket Package

The Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands are must-see destinations for anyone visiting Ireland, and your student group can visit both on the same day with this great value combo package.


Where is Inis Oírr / Inisheer?

Inis Oírr or Inisheer is the smallest of the three Aran Islands, which are located in Galway Bay off the west atlantic coast of Ireland. With medieval ruins, a seal colony, a shipwreck made famous by Father Ted and much more to see, Inis Oírr is a truly authentic Irish experience.


How do you get to Inis Oírr and the Cliffs of Moher?

You take the ferry from Doolin Pier in County Clare. The ferry takes just 15 minutes from Doolin to Inis Oírr. The ferry is run by local business Bill O'Brien Doolin Ferry Company. You then catch the ferry back to Doolin Pier, where you board your boat for the Cliffs of Moher cruise.


What can you expect on the Cliffs of Moher Cruise?

The ferry takes you out to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher, where incredible scenery awaits.

  • Enjoy a unique perspective admiring the towering cliffs from below
  • Incredible wildlife encounters — whales, whale shakes, dolphins and seals swim in these waters
  • Brilliant birdwatching — look out for puffins, razorbills, guillemots, kittiwakes and more


What can you expect on Inis Oírr?

Setting foot on Inis Oírr is like stepping back in time. The island is steeped in Irish history, and traditions are well-preserved. There are plenty of things to do.

  • Swim at the beautiful beach
  • Visit the Iron Age ramparts and forts steeped in legends
  • Wander through the monastic ruins dating back to the 10-14th century
  • Discover the Plassey Shipwreck as featured in the opening credits of the TV show Father Ted


Top Tip:

Explore more of Inis Oírr by hiring a bike and enjoy cycling the car-free roads.


Activity Highlight:

The Aran Islands are a native Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) area, so you’ll hear the locals speaking the Irish language. 


Sample timings for your student group trip to Inis Oírr and the Cliffs of Moher:

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

10.15 hrs — arrive at Inis Oírr

3 hrs free time for your group to explore the Island.

13.15 hrs — check-in for your ferry departure from Inis Oírr  

13.45 hrs —  return sailing from Inis Oírr

14.00 hrs —  arrive at Doolin Pier

14.30 hrs  — check-in for your ferry departure from Doolin Pier

15.00 hrs — afternoon sailing to Cliffs of Moher

16.00 hrs  —  arrive back at Doolin Pier


Contact CGH

Does this tour sound like something your student group would like to try? Contact us now to discuss your requirements or complete the group enquiry form.


Photo Gallery
See the famous shipwreck on Inis Oirr
Ferry approaching Inis Oirr Pier on the East Coast of The Island. View of the castle on the horizon
Inis Oirr View From The South (from Cliffs of Moher side)
Doolin Ferries Boats at the Pier with the Inis Oirr Beach and the Castle at the Background
Group of students on a bike trip watching ancient island green fields landscape
Two Students on a downhill road among ancient fields on an island with stone build castle view in the background on the right
White Inis Oirr Lighthouse with the Cliffs of Moher Backdrop
Inis Oirr Port and Settlement
Useful Information
Sailing Times

Daily from Doolin Pier to Inis Oírr at 10.00 hrs, 11.00 hrs, 13.00 hrs & 14.30 hrs — 1 April to early November

Daily from Inis Oírr to Doolin Pier at 10.30 hrs, 11.30 hrs, 13.45 hrs and 16.45 hrs — 1 April to early November

Daily from Doolin Pier to Cliffs of Moher at 12.00 hrs, 13.00 hrs, 14.00 hrs, 15.00 hrs, 16.00 hrs & 17.15 hrs — 1 April to early November


Notes for Group Leaders

CGH can also book a coach to bring your group to Doolin Pier and back. These experiences can be enjoyed as a day trip from the Burren Hostel or Sleepzone Hostel in Galway City.


Up to 8 hours depending on sailing times chosen



Doolin Ferry, Bill O’Brien, No. 1 Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co. Clare, V95 DR74, Ireland

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