Inis Oírr

O'Briens Castle, Inis Oirr (C)

                                                                                               photo by Bricker Brack

FOOTBALL was the proposed  solution to an unholy row which threatened the peaceful life on the Aran Islands. Unfortunately for Father Ted enthusiasts  trouble brewed up again after the staging of Tedfest '09. The event was another superb success on Inis Mór but islanders on Inis Oírr feel cheated. The Irish Times
Inis Oirr/Inisheer
Getting there
Island Ferries departs from Rossaveal, a village about 45 minutes drive west of Galway City twice a day in summer and winter (9.30 and 18.30). Adult return fare is 25 euros. Moher ferries and O' Brien ferries leave from Dooling in Co Clare, twice a day....but check

1 Ard Mhuire Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75005
2. Sorcha Bn Uí Fhlatharta (B&B), Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75083
3. Ríona Uí Chatháin (B&B), Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75090
4. Kate Bn Uí Chonghaile (B&B), Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75106
5. Radharc An Chlair, Castle Village, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75019
6. Radharc Na Mara Hostel, West Village, Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75024
7. Maire Searraigh (B&B), Inisheer, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75024
8. Patricia Uí Chonghaile (B&B), Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75082
9. Monica Bn Uí Chonghaile (B&B), Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75034
10. Ostán Inis Oírr, Inisheer, Aran Islands, Co. Galway, tel: +353 99 75020

Island Patrún Festivals

Following a centuries old tradition of Patern Days, Each of the Aran Islands celebrates its individual Patron Saint in a weekend of currach races, swimming, music and dancing on the pier. The high-light of the day is generally a Galway Hooker boat race in the bay. For more on the sometimes exuberant history of pattern day festivities see here


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