The Aran Islands
Located 48km (30 miles) off the County Galway coastline and surrounded by the Atlantic, the cluster of three islands known as the Arans are celebrated for their heritage, culture and arresting landscapes. Crossing the fathomless, grey-blue sea towards them feels like entering a different dimension. These lands have a startling and often harsh beauty that has drawn poets, artists, dreamers and adventurers for thousands of years.
Your Aran Islands adventure starts with a trip by passenger ferry from Rossaveal, County Galway or Doolin, County Clare. You can also get there by air in just 8 minutes! Island-hop between the three, rent bicycles and explore the hidden corners, ancient sites and enduring traditions. Travel one, or make it your business to visit all three – the choice is yours