Aran Islands


Serene doesn’t begin to describe the unspoiled and windswept plains of the Aran Islands, which are interrupted only by the wildflowers that dot its legendary cliffs.

A visit to Inis Meáin, just 15 miles off the west coast of mainland Ireland via the Galway Bay, is like stepping back in time. With only 200 inhabitants, and spanning just 3 miles, this “middle” Aran Island has kept its rural traditions of farming, fishing, sports and music alive for centuries. The least visited of the three islands, the wild landscape, often covered in mist, is divided by hundreds of miles of rough stone. Leave behind your city stresses and spend some time among the surging seas and natural beauty of an island luxuriously off the grid.

The design hotel, Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites in the Aran Islands, Ireland
Aran Islands, Ireland

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