Many people who travel to Ireland go to Dublin, spent a week there and maybe do a Day Trip to Galway.

But that way you haven’t seen anything of Ireland yet.

You have seen the most touristy places, but sometimes it is worth your time to get away from those Hotspots.

The Aran Islands are magic!

You can get there from Doolin (Cliffs of Moher) or from Galway by boat and there are three of them.

We decided to go to the smallest one, Inis Oirr or otherwise known as Inisheer , as it was easy enough to reach, had a Hostel and was convenient to discover by foot.

Why we loved Inis Oirr

And as always in Ireland it was stunning. So instead of loads of talking I will simply show you some pics and take you on our tour, back into an old forgotten time.

If you like places where you can watch the sunset alone or wander along small stone walls without meeting anybody, you will love this peaceful tiny island!

It is strange, because this island lives from tourism, but it doesn’t feel like it. Difficult to describe, the people there simply live, nothing is thrown at you. If you go there, you will know what I mean =)

3 Tips on making it a great stay!

  1. Bring your own food if you want to cook in the Hostel – It’s an island, everything is a tad more expensive.
  2. Stay overnight to really experience the Island. So much nicer when the Day Tourists are gone!
  3. Don’t pet the Dolphin! Yes there is a Dolphin, who sometimes visits the beach, but it’s a wild one and shouldn’t be played with. There have been several unlucky incidents before. But dare to go for a swim, even if it is cold^^

Starting Off!

All of these pictures are from my Ireland Trip August 2015.

inisheer boat stormysea
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We arrived by boat in the morning and the weather pretty much sucked!

kungfuprincess two woman
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I am absolute no morning person, but I also had a very bad cold and started getting a fiever that day…thank you windy Rock of Cashel -.-

Fishing gear
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Nevertheless after a long nap we decided to at least get some fresh air and took a stroll over the paths behind our Hostel. The Island used to live of fishing.

Rocks
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Like I said…nobody around! Most tourists just come for Day Trips, so if you stay overnight the island is all yours after the last ferry leaves^^

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This is one of the “tourist sights” of the island…well it did look nice 😀

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cows in grass
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Cows…definitly more cows then people…they were everywhere xD

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Dfinitly not missing the beach fotoshoot 😉 we are on an Island after all…time to go back to the Hostel!

SECRET TIP: There is a Pub right next to the Hostel and lets say, unlike other places in Ireland, the Party really goes all night long. But I was still out with a cold, so we decided to take it slow.

By the way, I had the worst possible roommates at this lovely place…stupid drunks -.- never was this short before really screaming at somebody! Loud, throwing around stuff and waking everybody up on purpose! But no more…let’s get on with the story^^

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Back in the Hostel, you will find these lovely cards, so you can figure out super easy where the next hostel is and give them a ring…loving this…no need for internet =)

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Next morning and who doesn’t like to be greated with this view^^

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Over stones and paths and roads we hiked once all around the island =) Loved it, but you will need sturdy shoes, otherwise you might twist your ankles…very rocky!

boat
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Well why not…a boat…on land…rotting away xD

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Supposly it was to expensive to bring it away, so they just left it there, now it’a all for the tourists xD

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Lastly the last standing parts of a former castle…not much of the glory left, but great view from the top over the whole island =)

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If you do not want to walk, take one of these and let a local bring you to all the “major” sights^^

Bybye Inisheer/ Inis Oirr, may we meet again…but hopefully without a cold next time 😉

This is all! Hope you enjoyed this and if you got any questions or need help on how to get there, just drop me a comment.

Otherwise I really would appreciate it if you could pin or share it with your friends! Help a girl out 😉

Have a lovely Day,

your Kungfuprincess

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