Connemara/Galway: Inis Meáin Return Ferry Transfer

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

Connemara/Galway: Inis Meáin Return Ferry Transfer

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From US$ 32.59 per person

Escape the bustle of the city and take a convenient return ferry transfer from Galway to Inis Meáin. Take a minibus or bike tour to see the island highlights and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the quaint island.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Take a convenient return ferry from Galway and explore Inis Meáin at your own pace
  • Soak up the calm atmosphere and admire the island's unspoiled nature
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of the Aran Island People
  • Visit the Inis Meáin Knitting Company and take home a traditional sweater of your own
Full description
Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessels. Depart at 10:30 AM from the sheltered fishing harbor of Rossaveel in Connemara, Galway, and enjoy a full bar and refreshment service onboard. Explore Inis Meáin, the quietest and most traditional of the three islands, and learn about the island's famous traditional dresses and literary associations. Admire the maze of winding roads of wildflowers blooming and wander through the rocky hillside of the south. Make a stop at the sandy beach on the north shore and soak up its calm atmosphere.  Discover the island on a self-guided tour or hop on a mini-bus tour with a local guide to explore the karst landscape. Walk in the footsteps of John Millington Synge, the dedicated author behind  ‘Riders to the Sea’ and ‘The Playboy of the Western World’, based on Synge’s many travels to the isolated Aran Islands. Visit the Dun Fearbhai and Dun Chonchuir, the spectacular stone forts on the island dating back to the 1st - 7th centuries AD. Stop by the Inis Meáin Knitting Company and check out the now world-famous Aran Sweater, as seen on the catwalk for fashion houses.  Return to the harbor to board the ferry back to Connemara at 4:30 PM.
  • Return ferry transfer ticket
  • Parking fees at Rossaveel Harbor
  • Guide and tours on the island
  • Transportation from and to meeting point

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Meeting point

You must exchange your voucher for a ferry ticket at the office ticket in Rossaveel or one of Galway city offices of "Aran Island Ferries" located at: 37-39 Forster St. or at 1 Victoria Place (Merchant's Road).

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Sailing time to Inis Meáin is approximately 50 minutes
  • Minibus tours on the island are not included and must be paid to the driver on the day of travel
  • Please note that the ferry departs from Rossaveel Harbor, a port 23 miles west of Galway city center. Passengers are advised to allow one hour driving time from the city to the port
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The Aran island of Meain, is the quietest of the three islands. Great if your looking for an authentic local experience without the tourist crowds..

September 28, 2022

October 25, 2022

Product ID: 376261