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Aran Islands

With daily sailings to all 3 islands from Doolin Pier which is a 40 minute journey from the Old Ground Hotel. A very popular tourist destination for everyone. They are a group of 3 islands the largest of which is Inishmore. Choose to get a boat from the Doolin Ferry Company, alternatively take a short drive out from Galway city to where you can choose between a boat trip or 7 minute flight with Aer Aran. Trips to the Aran Islands are seasonal and also weather determined but most definitely worth experiencing. However you decide to get there, being there is a memorable experience. Visitors can rent a bicycle and tour the island in full visiting the various historical sites and stopping off at the beach for a relaxing ice – cream. Locals are friendly and extremely welcoming.