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!
- Bring your own food if you want to cook in the Hostel – It’s an island, everything is a tad more expensive.
- Stay overnight to really experience the Island. So much nicer when the Day Tourists are gone!
- 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^^
All of these pictures are from my Ireland Trip August 2015.
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^^
Bybye Inisheer/ Inis Oirr, may we meet again…but hopefully without a cold next time 😉
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Have a lovely Day,