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Inisheer: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    1. From Galway: Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour with Cruise

    Depart Galway and journey through the lunar landscape of The Burren en route to the Cliffs of Moher. Pass pretty villages like Kilcolgan and Ballyvaughan en route to Doolin. Board the ferry for a 30-minute crossing to Inisheer, and keep a look out for bottlenose dolphins on the way to the smallest of the Aran Islands. Get some free time to explore the ancient sites at your own pace. Use the time to hire a bike or explore by pony and trap. Cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher on the return ferry crossing. Then, travel to the eco-friendly visitors center, where you can stroll along the cliff top before the return trip to Galway via the famous "matchmaking" town of Lisdoonvarna.

    Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

  • From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island & Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    2. From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island & Cliffs of Moher Cruise

    This tour combines a visit to the smallest island Inis Oirr and a cruise underneath the Cliffs of Moher. Explore the island for a few hours and return to Doolin via Cliffs of Moher. Inis Oirr (Eastern Island) is only a 30 minute ferry journey from Doolin. There are many attractions to be found here including ancient castles, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several fine pubs and cafes. The 3 pubs all serve good, local food and traditional Irish music can be heard on a daily basis. The Cliffs of Moher are the crowning glory of the Clare coastline. Like a viewing platform for prehistoric giants who wish to peer over the edge of Europe, the cliffs provide an unrivaled view across the vast boiling wildness of the Atlantic Ocean, a world unchanged since the pre-Celtic masters of magic, the Tuatha Dé Danann who ruled Ireland.

    All staff were lovely and friendly and very accommodating as we had a buggy with us and allowed us to board first with small child. We also booked the cliff tour on the return journey from the island which was amazing and the guide was very informative and friendly overall amazing experience

  • The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    3. The Aran Islands & The Cliffs Cruise

    You will be guided south along the Wild Atlantic Way and into the lunar-like Burren region. From there you'll head to the picturesque fishing village of Doolin where you’ll board the ferry to Inisheer (Inis Oirr) – the smallest and most vibrant of the Aran Islands. Explore Inisheer, home to ancient churches and castles, one of the Irelands most beautiful beaches, lighthouses, shipwrecks, and several cafes and pubs. You can take a pony and carriage, hire a bicycle or stroll the country roads. On your guided return journey, cruise alongside the foot of the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular journey which puts the 214m high, 8km long cliffs into perspective. After returning to Doolin you will be able to pause for a hearty lunch before embarking on the next leg of the tour – to the top of the cliffs! You will receive free entry to the cliffs and the eco-sensitive visitor center. Take a stroll ...

    John the guide informative at all times helpful and entertaining. We experienced lots of sites and were not bored for one moment.

  • From Doolin: Inis Oirr (Inisheer) Ferry and Aran Islands

    4. From Doolin: Inis Oirr (Inisheer) Ferry and Aran Islands

    Visit Inis Oírr, one of the 3 Aran Islands. Board a clean and modern ferry and depart from the Doolin Pier. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride to the island including striking and dramatic views.  Take in breathtaking views of the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. Discover medieval ruins. Watch the seal colonies sunbathing on the beach. See a shipwreck that was featured in the beloved Irish TV comedy Father Ted. Although it’s the smallest of the Aran Islands you’ll find plenty to do and see in Inis Oírr. Enjoy a walk through the lush landscape and take in the natural life of the island. The flora of this island contains rare alpine species which are under conservation. Look out from the Clare coastline and admire the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher from a unique perspective. Explore the island’s rocky landscapes and fields surrounded by stone walls. If you'd like a snack or a drink during your tim...

  • From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island and Cliffs of Moher Ferry

    5. From Doolin: Inis Oirr Island and Cliffs of Moher Ferry

    Inis Oírr, also known as Inisheer, is the smallest of the three Aran Islands. It is the closest island to the Doolin Pier with a population of about 300 people. The new express ferry provides the fastest crossing to the Aran Islands with only a 15 minute journey from Doolin to Inis Oírr. Inis Oírr is a charming island with a lot to offer. Visitors to this island can enjoy medieval ruins, seal colonies, a shipwreck, a lighthouse, fantastic walks and much more.  Upon your arrival, you can choose to walk, rent a bicycle, hire a horse and cart or take a mini bus tour to see the best parts of the Island.   After enjoying about 3 hours on Inis Oirr, the ferry will depart the island at 1:45 PM. With this option you will take the ferry back to Doolin via the Cliffs of Moher. This ferry journey brings you to the Cliffs of Moher's highest point beneath the famous O'Brien's Tower. From here, ther...

    Highly recommend. Especially during this pandemic the sailings and trips are all managed very well.

  • Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

    6. Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

    Discover a unique culture, landscape and way of life on this island day trip from Galway. Sail back in time and immerse yourself in a small fishing village atmosphere. Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the morning ferry from the harbor at Rossaveel. Enjoy full bar and refreshment service on this luxury vessel as you voyage out into the Atlantic. Jump off the boat when you dock and find yourself in a walker’s paradise of breath-taking scenery. Hire a bike or hop on a tour and admire spectacular flora unique to the island and area. Enjoy white sandy beaches, and visit O'Brien's Castle or the site of the Plassey Shipwreck. Relax in one of the island's bars, restaurants or tea rooms, perhaps enjoying some traditional live music. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this little island before picking up your ferry back to Rossaveel at 4:30 PM.

  • From Clare & Limerick: Aran Island & Cliffs of Moher Tour

    7. From Clare & Limerick: Aran Island & Cliffs of Moher Tour

    Depart from Bunratty on this unique trip combines the best of both worlds, with a visit to the Aran Islands, a boat trip below the Cliffs of Moher, and a visit to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre.  Visit Inis Oirr, discovering ancient castles, one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches, a modern playground and several pubs and cafes. Take a pony and trap, hire a bicycle or walk the uncrowded tiny roads. The return cruise via the Cliffs of Moher is a spectacular journey below these world-famous geological buttresses towering over 700 feet above the sea. Explore the history and formation of these cliffs at the excellent visitor center. Cruise back to Shannon and relax on the return journey to Bunratty. 

    We had a great day. Michael Kearney, our guide kept us informed and laughing all day. The rock and roll ferry ride ober to Inisheer was exciting and we loved our horse and cart tour by Trevor. Michael called ahead and reserved it for us. The cliffs of Moher are amazing and windy.

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What people are saying about Inisheer

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 518 reviews

The tour was excellent. The 2 hours bus trip didn't seem long at all because of the scenerie and also the guide, who kept telling us stories about Ireland and what we were going to see. The ferry trip to Inesheer was a nice experience (if you get dizzy in boats you may have some trouble but it's just around 20 minutes) and they gave us and hour and half to walk around the island. Finally, about the Cliffs of Moher, the visit is MANDATORY. There was mist when we arrived, but at the end we were able to enjoy the outstanding views. In general a really awesome tour.

Such an amazing experience! From the boat ferry to Aran Islands to cruise around the cliffs, to just the bus tour and commentary-the perfect day! Our driver, Jerry, was so funny, informative, kind, and could tell he has a passion to show the beauty of his country. And that was the best part!

Damien gave us an excellent tour. He was a lot of fun and very good at his job. The Aran island tour is well worth the trip. Very picturesque landscape and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the beauty of the area. Would recommend this hands down

My experience was top notch, perfection from John the tour guide that man is an asset to your company!! Definitely had the best time!! Never let him go!!

We did t have the greatest weather but Gerry was a wonderful guide!