Aran Islands, Inishmore, Ireland

Day trip from Galway to Inishmore – Aran Islands: Ireland

/ / I N I S H M O R E / /

Our debut destination. Welcome and we hope you enjoy!

The Aran Islands are to the west of Ireland’s mainland. There are three islands and these pictures are from the largest islands which is where most people tend to go.

Hop on a bus from Galway (if you book with Lally tours, they will organise everything for you.) which will drive you to a ferry which takes you straight there in 50 minutes. It’s very simple, we promise.

We were lucky with the weather but we were told to bring all sorts of clothing ‘just in case’.

Inishmore was sparsely populated – it truly felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. We hired two bikes and zipped around during 6 hours completely at our leisure. We passed horses and carts and spoke to some very cute locals, some of whom were seventh-generation Aran Islanders. What does this mean exactly? Well many years ago, this piece of land was connected to Ireland’s mainland however, these days not. The Aran Islands are one of the only spots left in Ireland where the native language is Irish Gaelic. If you are a language *nerd* like me, you will bask in the glory that is being surrounded by a completely new language. It was a delight to my ears!

Take a look through the photos and enjoy. If you have any questions or need some tips, give us a shout. Happy to help! Remember if you have beautiful travel photos to share, upload them on Instagram with our travel hashtag: #proofinsquares

/ / Phoebe&Bellamy / /

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The best way to see Inishmore – by bike!
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Amazing grass just like satin.
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A cute little thatched home – quite native of this region. Our guide told us these types of roofs were extremely expensive to maintain.
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A clear blue sky and a bike – an island to ourselves. What more can we ask for?
They even have a beach!
As you can imagine, the animals are extremely here. It’s paradise for them.
My lil bro.
We didn’t have much time before the ferry was leaving so we ran through here to catch a glimpse of the famous cliffs.
At the beach 🙂
Finally at the top of the famous Dun Aengus. If you come to Inishmore, you’ll have to tick this off your list. See the Cliffs of Moher in the distance?
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Amazing that we could see the Cliffs of Moher in the background. We were SO lucky with the weather.
Peering off the edge 100 metres down.
My brother kept saying, Phoebe please! Don’t go near the edge.
This all dates back to the Iron Age!
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We made a friend.
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As you can see, if you visit this island, you’ll have the feeling that the entire day is yours. You’ll hardly see anyone!
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If it’s cold enough, you can even see seals here.
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A happy little dog came down to show us the way.
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Peace and quiet!
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What an amazing day it’s been.
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Thanks for having us Inishmore. To date, this has been one of my favourite travel experiences EVER.

 

2 thoughts on “Day trip from Galway to Inishmore – Aran Islands: Ireland

  1. This place is simply breathtaking. I was at galway but didn’t have enough time for Aran islands. I feel this place is so sacred that you really need to be in right time to visit it 🙂 Glad to see the pictures above.

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