Getting to Inis Meain

Getting to Inis Méain

By ferry from Rosaveal in Co Galway or from Doolin in Co Care, or by pane from Connemara Regional Airport in Inverin


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Ferries
The Island Ferries boat  leaves Rossaveel (40 miles from Galway) at 9.30 am and 6.30 pm A shuttle bus leaves Eyre Sq Galway an hour before to get you to the boat on time.
These are passenger ferries only (no cars unless you take the cargo boat where you share the trip with cows and sheep).
 Departs from Rossaveal or Doolin.
 Boat trip takes 40  min. Ferry leaves at 10.30am and returns at 5.00pm. Extra trips are made  during the Summer months  (dep. 1.30pm - return 7.30pm ). Island Ferries Ph: +353-91-561767  :  email island@iol.ie  www.aranislandferries.com tel 00-353-91-568903  fax 353-91-568538 You should purchase your ticket for the boat in advance.
Doolin Ferries

Arriving via Shannon airport, you can travel via Doolin in County Clare,

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Doolin Ferries goes to  Inis Oir and Inis Meain as of May 2009.   There are several ferry companies operating between Doolin and Inis Oir: Doolin Ferries or  Cliffs & Aran Cruises

By Plane (7 minutes)
Scheduled flights depart from Inverin via Aer Aran Islands . Flight time approx. 7 min.  Daily flights to the three Islands all year long. Flights every hour during peak season. Check Flight Times here
Aer Aran Islands ph: (091) 593034 E-mail Aer Arann : aerarann@iol.ie



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Can I get from from island to island?
Tricky and requiring patience and perseverence. There are boats every day. You pick up the Island Ferry boat on its way to Inis Oir or the Doolin Ferry on its way from Inis Oir to Inis Mor. Check times at the co-op on the island or with the ferry companies

Can I hire bikes?

Yes, on the island up from the pier, a 10 minute walk. 

Is there fishing, where and what tackle do I need ?
Bring you own light rod  - collapsible - with mackerel spinners, lights weights and feathers - plenty of fishing from the pier and rocks. Bring a lifejacket for safety


Can you buy fish from the local fishermen?
Yes at the pier every day - lobster also. ask for  Maritin or for Michael Concannon for lobster


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