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Inis Mhor Landscape on a day trip - Aran Islands

Aran Islands (Inis Mhor) Day Trip From Galway

Day Trips
Geography & Nature

From Galway: Aran Islands (Inis Mhor) – 10 hrs day trip including return mini coach hire to/from Rossavel ferry port & return ferry crossing to Inis Mhor


Here, on the very edge of Europe, is an island rich in the language, culture and heritage of Ireland, unique in its geology and archaeology and in its long tradition of gentle hospitality. Here is a place to sense the spirit of Gaelic Ireland, to touch the past, but with all the comforts and facilities of the present. Aran will take groups back to an Ireland of Celts and early christians. This is an island of great peace and tranquillity, but it is also an island of great fun and activity. A timeless land in an endless sea, weathered monuments on awesome cliffs, great labyrinths of limestone, meandering walls, patchwork fields, quiet beaches and a welcoming island people, this is Aran in Galway bay on the west coast of Ireland.


Note on timings for the day: Sailings are from Rossaveal - please allow 1 hour journey time from Galway city for groups. Groups need to check in 30 minutes before Ferry is due to depart also.

The ferry takes approx 45 minutes one way and departs at 09.30 hrs and returns from Rossaveal at 17.45 hrs

We suggest a combination ticket for the transfer and the ferry and they are scheduled in a way that the bus & ferry connect with each other.


Outline Itinerary times for this day tour to Aran Island Inis Mór


09.00 hrs: Group to check in Aran Island Ferries’ office at 37-39 Forster Street in Galway City 30 minutes before the bus departs. Group to be at the pick-up point for the mini bus shuttle to Rossaveal ferry point


09.30hrs: Shuttle bus departs from Queen Street, Galway City

10.30 hrs: Shuttle bus arrives at Rossaveal

NOTE – the ferry does not depart until the bus arrives


10.30 hrs: Ferry departs from Rossaveal to Inis Mór


11.15 hrs: Arrival to Inis Mór Ferry Port Kilronan Pier. Group have time to explore the Island – see our suggestions below for this


16.45 hrs: Group must be assembled for return ferry to Rossaveal

17.00 hrs: Ferry departs to Rossaveal

17.45 hrs: Ferry arrives at Rossaveal. Group to be assembled for return mini coach shuttle to Galway City

17.45 hrs: Mini coach shuttle departs

18.45/19.00 hrs: Arrive back to Queen Street, Galway City


Recommended visits / activities on the island: 2.5hr mini-bus tour, bike hire and a visit to Dun Aengus ( Supplements apply for these activities - contact us for details)

Photo Gallery
The Aran Islands feature a variety of wild and domesticated animals
You can see many ruins on your tour of Inis Mhor and the Aran Islands
Useful Information
Running Times

All year.


Notes for Group Leaders

We suggest a combination ticket for the transfer and the ferry and they are scheduled in a way that the bus & ferry connect with each other.

Tour Duration

10 hours


Meeting Point

09.30 hrs: Queen Street, Galway City to Rossaveal Ferry Port

10.30 hrs: Rossaveal Ferry Port Kilronan Pier Ferry Port

17.00 hrs: Kilronan Pier Ferry Port to Rossaveal Ferry Port

17.45 hrs: Rossaveal Ferry Port to Queen Street, Galway City

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