Aran Islands Service (Ferry/Shuttle Bus)
• Windswept Island Scenery
• Dun Aonghasa Cliff Fort
• Sandy Beaches
• Lots of fresh air
A trip to the Aran Islands is an ideal tonic to escape the pressures of modern life. If you are looking for a place to commune with nature, be inspired and find peace to envelop body & soul, look no further.
Whether you wish to bask on sandy beaches, sailboard, or just walk the quiet winding byways, the Aran Islands have it all.
Inishmore, or Inis Mór in Irish, is the largest of the islands and by far the most popular. With a population of approx. 1,000 people spread among 14 villages, it is well served by mini-bus tours, hostels, hotels & restaurants. The main attraction is undoubtedly the cliff fort of Dun Aonghasa, which can just as easily be accessed by renting a bike or walking.
Inismaan, or Inis Meáin in Irish, is the middle island and the least visited and therefore the most pristine, Irish can be heard spoken and the lack of tourists in comparison to the other two islands is noticeable. Pubs and people inhabit this island.
Inisheer, or Inis Oírr, is the smallest of the three islands coming in at approx. 3.2km by 3.2km, with a population of 300. The closest island to the mainland, it has more recently been made famous when the wreck, "The Plassey" which floundered off its coast appeared in the "Father Ted" television series.
Shuttle Bus departure times will be printed on Online Ticket following payment.
Shuttle Bus departs from Queen Street approximately 1 hour before sailing.
For 10:30 am sailing please exchange printed E-ticket for Ferry/Bus Ticket for Aran Islands Service at the Island Ferries office located on Eyre Square and board 09:30am departing shuttle bus to meet the Ferry from Rossaveal. We advise being at the Island Ferries Check-In Desk by 09:10am at the very latest! Bus Connection departs from Queen Street and staff in the Aran Ferries Office will give you directions.
Return sailing time 17:00 from Inishmore to meet shuttle bus to Galway at 17:45 - arrival time in Galway City 18:45 approx
Return Shuttle Bus to the ferry port of Rossaveal is included in ticket.
Ticket Prices: Adult 32 euro, Senior/Student 27 euro, Child 20 euro.
Travelling to or from Dublin?
Please note that this day trip lasts from 09:30 until 18:45 and does not connect
with our Dublin-Galway Express Shuttle Service.