Inis Meain - Same Day Return 

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Select this option to go and come back to Inis Meain in the SAME DAY.

Depart Doolin:       10:00

Depart Inis Meain: 16:15

Inis Meain - Day Trip

One daily departure at 10:00 and returning the same day 16:15

Island Guide

Inis Meáin (translates as “Middle Island”) between Inis Mór and Inis Oírr
Size: 4km by 2.5km; Population: 200 approx

Inis Meain is the middle island, and the least visited of the three islands. It has its own quiet beauty where visitors can appreciate the unspoiled tranquillity and escape from the stresses and noise of modern living. Attractions that can be found here include- Stone Forts (Dún Chonchúir and Dún Fearbhaí), Inis Meáin Knitwear factory, Eaglais Naomh Muire gan Smál, Leaba Dhiarmaid agus Ghráinne, also the cottage where the famous playwright John M. Synge lived every summer from 1898 to 1902.

Transport Options
Mini-bus guided tour (eg Aran Bus Tour)
Pony and trap guided tour
Hire a bicycle

Doolin2Aran Ferries - Doolin Pier, Ballaghaline, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland

Tour Details

  • Sailing Season: Every day, mid-March to end October

The confirmation email on your mobile phone or a printout of your confirmation email

Change for Pay and Display Parking at Doolin pier: 
€1 for 2 hours
€5 for 2- 30 hours
€15 for 30 hours - 1 week

Comfortable clothing and shoes

Raincoat (just in case!)

Check in at Garrihy's Doolin2Aran Ferries office on Doolin Pier.  Look for the Crew in the blue shirts for assistance.

Inis Meain

Inis Meain (translates to “Middle Island”) – the middle of the three Aran Islands

Size: 4km by 2.5km

Population: 200 approx

Inis Meain is the least visited of the three islands and has its own quiet beauty. It’s visitors appreciate the unspoiled tranquility and escape from the stress and noise of modern living.

Transport Options

Hire a Bicycle


Eat & Stay

Inis Meain has three accomodation options:



Bed & Breakfasts

If you would like more information or help finding accomodation on Inis Meain, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Historical Sites

Stone Forts – Dun Fearbhai and Dun Chonchuir, the latter is the best example of a circular fort on all three of the islands.

Churches – Mary Immaculate Church and Cill Cheannainn. Mary Immaculate Church has beautiful stained-glass windows by the famous Harry Clarke Studios. The alter was built by James Pearse, father of the Irish patriot Padraic Pearse. CillCheannain, according to legend, Cheannain was the mother of the ‘seven sons of the king’, which is the name of another church nearby.

Doolin2Aran Ferries
Doolin Pier, Ballaghaline, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland