Aran island Sail


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Price = € 99* Per Person

Our most popular trip  is the amazing sail from Galway harbour to any of the Aran islands; Inis Mor , Inis Meain and Inis Oirr. The trip sets sail from Galway harbour and you travel out under sail to any of the 3 island you wish. Once you arrive there you will be brought ashore to have dinner in  one of the many  bars and resturants on the islands. You will have time to take a  walk and enjoy the landscape of the islands, or have some true Irish “craic”.

” Here, on the very edge of Europe, is an Island rich in the language, culture and heritage of Ireland, unique in its geology and archaeology and in its long tradition of gentle hospitality. Here is a place to sense the spirit of Gaelic Ireland, to touch the past, but with all the comforts and facilities of the present. Aran will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians. This is an island of great peace and tranquility, but it is also an island of great fun and activity.

“A timeless land in an endless sea, weathered monuments on awesome cliffs, great labyrinths of limestone, meandering walls, patchwork fields, quiet beaches and a welcoming island people, this is Aran in Galway bay on the west coast of Ireland…”

 

Inis Mor - the largest of the Aran islands,  is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland. The Island sees thousands of tourists each year. The island is famous for the Dun Aonghasa fort and the amazing seascape from it.

Attractions-

- Dun Aonghasa Fort heritage site

- Kilurvey craft village

- Aran cottages

- Cliffs

Dining

- Aran Fisherman restaurant

- Joe Macs pub

- Lios Aengus cafe

- Tigh Creigg bar

 

Inis Meain –  an escape from the world. Inis Meain is one of the few places you still see irish clture in the true form.

Attractions

- Cliff climbing

- Diving

- Fishing

-Saint Kenderrig’s grave

- Sheep shearing

- Thatch cottage

Dining

- Ostan Inis Meain

- Tig Congaile

 

 

 

Inis Oirr  is  the smallist of the Islands. Inis Oirr offers amazing views of Co.Clare and the Cliff Moher.

Attractions

- Surfing

- Lighthouse

- The Plassy

- Cycling

- O’Briens Castle

-Cill Chobait

Dining

- Fisherman’s cottage

- Fisherman’s inn restaurant

 

 

For more on  the islands

 

Itinerary Weekend Adventure

12.00 DEPART - Galway Harbour from the meeting point marked above. Sail out of Galway Harbour and into Galway Bayappreciating the local landmarks and sights.

14.00 LUNCH – In the middle of the bay and the skipper serves tea/ coffee and sandwiches.

18.00 ARRIVE Aran Islands - while ashore you can tour the island and arrange to go for an evening meal/pint in one of the local pubs/restaurants.

23.00 RETURN – back to the yacht for the night.

09.00 BREAKFAST – The skipper prepares an Irish breakfast and offers you an assortment of cereals, tea/ coffee.

11.00 LEAVE – Aran for Galway.

13.00 LUNCH – In the middle of the bay and the skipper serves tea/ coffee and sandwiches.

15.00 HOME - Galway Harbour

The trip is designed with a hands on team effort approach, whereby you may be asked to help out with the sailing element, cooking, making tea etc for all involved. But don’t worry nothing you will not be able for.

 

*Price right at time of publish