“Walking through chilly, wind-blown pastures, running a hand along the mortarless walls, you can’t help but feel a connection to the craftsmen who, centuries ago, so carefully fitted each stone. That this feeling, this authenticity, has survived the modern world is nothing short of miraculous.”

Inis Mór is an enchanting portal to experience old Ireland. Leave the hustle and bustle of your modern life behind and settle into a slower pace on a truly unique Island getaway. Nestled snugly in between the Burren in Co. Clare and Connemara in Co. Galway, our rugged island is perfectly located to fully experience the Wild Atlantic Way of life. On Inishmore you can replace the day to day with days to remember.

Our Top Five Things to See

Dun Aonghasa

There’s one place above all others on Ireland’s west coast, where the visitor can gaze down on the brilliant blue of the Atlantic Ocean, and think: “Next parish, Boston, USA”. That place is Dún Aonghasa.

– Discover Ireland

 

The Seal Colony

The Seal Colony is located on the coastal road, just before Kilmurvey beach. On a good day, you will see numerous seals bathing in their natural habitat as well as wild swans, ducks and many rare birds.

 

Kilmurvey Beach

Kilmurvey is a beautiful white sand beach sheltered in a natural cove. On a sunny day the water is crystal clear and invigorating, if you are brave enough to have a dip in the Wild Atlantic!

Irish Craft Village

Kilmurvery craft village is located at the foot of Dun Aonghasa and contains a handful of eclectic Irish arts and crafts shops. Many visitors to the island browse or refresh at the cosy cafe before entering Dun Aonghasa.

 

The Worm Hole

This rectangular natural tidal pool is a regular on the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series circuit. Access this extraordinary natural phenomenon via a clifftop walk or a signposted walking path.

 

How to get around

There is something very magical about being transported around our small island the old fashioned way. Here are the best ways to get around our beautiful island.

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Cycling

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Horse & Cart

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Get a lift

While you are on the island, we do what we say, we look after you! So if you need a lift in our mini-bus, we are happy to help. And don’t be surprised if one of the locals offers you a lift in their car on a rainy day… that’s just the way we are.

Events & Festivals

Inishmore is becoming an ever-popular destination for festivals, events & retreats.

Tedfest

Tedfest is the world’s first Father Ted Festival (cult TV show from the 90’s). The 4 day spectacular takes place every year in February on our picturesque island of Inis Mór. There are all sorts of surreal and wacky events. If you are looking for a completely different type of festival and you have a sense of adventure then this is the one for you.

The lovely ladies competition at Tedfest on Inis Mór
Photo Credit: Adam Patterson

Tedfest

Tedfest is the world’s first Father Ted Festival (cult TV show from the 90’s). The 4 day spectacular takes place every year in February on our picturesque island of Inis Mór. There are all sorts of surreal and wacky events. If you are looking for a completely different type of festival and you have a sense of adventure then this is the one for you.

The lovely ladies competition at Tedfest on Inis Mór
Photo Credit: Adam Patterson
Traditional ‘Galway Hooker’ boats with distinctive dark red sails at the Patrún Festival

Patrún Festival

An annual three-day summer party on Inis Mór that brings patrons (patrún) of all three Aran Islands together to compete for some serious bragging rights. This family fun event consists of all kinds of sports, including currach and hooker boat racing (see the Galway Hookers in the picture), tug-of-war, art, sandcastle competitions and a road race on the island.

Patrún Festival

An annual three-day summer party on Inis Mór that brings patrons (patrún) of all three Aran Islands together to compete for some serious bragging rights. This family fun event consists of all kinds of sports, including currach and hooker boat racing (see the Galway Hookers in the picture), tug-of-war, art, sandcastle competitions and a road race on the island.

Traditional ‘Galway Hooker’ boats with distinctive dark red sails at the Patrún Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“The St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Inis Mór is the most Irish thing you’ll ever see”

Join the islanders in celebrating Ireland’s most internationally famous day, St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March. On Inis Mór the parade is very much a unique community event where we celebrate our Irish heritage with locals & tourists alike.

St. Patrick’s Day parade on Inis Mór

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“The St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Inis Mór is the most Irish thing you’ll ever see”

Join the islanders in celebrating Ireland’s most internationally famous day, St. Patrick’s Day on 17th March. On Inis Mór the parade is very much a unique community event where we celebrate our Irish heritage with locals & tourists alike.

St. Patrick’s Day parade on Inis Mór
The sun rising behind a traditional old stone wall on Inis Mór, a sight you may see when you do the Darkness Into Light event on our island.

Darkness into Light

Every year on a Saturday morning in May the community and visitors gather together at our hotel to raise funds and awareness for a local charity Pieta House. ‘Darkness into Light’ is a global movement that connect communities in over 200 venues, in 19 countries across 5 continents.

 

At 4.15am the 5km walking event begins in the darkness of night and finishes after the sunrise of early morning.

Darkness into Light

Every year on a Saturday morning in May the community and visitors gather together at our hotel to raise funds and awareness for a local charity Pieta House. ‘Darkness into Light’ is a global movement that connect communities in over 200 venues, in 19 countries across 5 continents.

 

At 4.15am the 5km walking event begins in the darkness of night and finishes after the sunrise of early morning.

The sun rising behind a traditional old stone wall on Inis Mór, a sight you may see when you do the Darkness Into Light event on our island.