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Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites can be a special short break destination from anywhere in Ireland or most corners of the world.

It can also be combined with other Irish highlights to create a longer holiday. To help you in your travel planning we have included below some sample itineraries for various lengths of Irish holiday breaks.
 
 
 
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Getting to the island of Inis Meáin

By Ferry - The main service is a comfortable passenger ferry from Rossaveal, Co. Galway aranislandferries.com.



By Plane - There is a 10-seater plane from Connemara Airport in Inverin, Co. Galway with aerarannislands.ie.



By Private Transport - Private helicopters can land on the site of the restaurant and private boats can berth at the island pier.



By Ferry from Doolin - There is also a smaller ferry service with doolin2aranferries.ie or doolinferry.com from Doolin, Co. Clare. Please contact us for further information before booking this option.


Itineraries:

Short Break Ireland Itinerary

Day One
AM
Fly to Dublin Airport, take Gobus direct to Galway City.
PM
Explore and overnight in lively Galway City.
Day Two
AM
Take ferry or plane shuttle from Galway City to ferry or plane. Walk the island’s south coast loop with hotpot lunch.
PM
Visit historical and cultural sites like the ring forts and the island church.
Day Three
AM
Explore the inland terrain by bike, spotting unusual flora & fauna.
PM
Take a beach walk or visit the knitwear store.
Day Four
AM
Depart Inis Meáin, shuttle to Galway City, Gobus to Dublin Airport.
PM
Depart Dublin Airport.

One Week Ireland Itinerary

Day One
AM
Fly to Dublin Airport, take Gobus direct to Galway City.
PM
Explore and overnight in lively Galway City.
Day Two
AM
Take ferry or plane shuttle from Galway City to ferry or plane. Walk the island’s south coast loop with hotpot lunch.
PM
Visit historical and cultural sites like the ring forts and the island church.
Day Three
AM
Explore the inland terrain by bike, spotting unusual flora & fauna.
PM
Take a beach walk or relax in the sand dunes.
Day Four
AM
Take a day trip to one of the other very different Aran Islands.
PM
Return to Inis Meáin in time for dinner.
Day Five
AM
Explore archaeological sites like a beehive hut and ancient graves.
PM
Hike the North west coast, the lake area and visit the knitwear store.
Day Six
AM
Depart Inis Meáin, shuttle to Galway City, Gobus to Dublin City.
PM
Explore and overnight in historical Dublin City.
Day Seven
AM
Explore historical Dublin City.
PM
Depart Dublin Airport.

Ten Day Ireland Itinerary

Day One
AM
Fly to Dublin Airport, take Gobus direct to Galway City.
PM
Explore and overnight in lively Galway City.
Day Two
AM
Take ferry or plane shuttle from Galway City to ferry or plane. Walk the island’s south coast loop with hotpot lunch.
PM
Visit historical and cultural sites like the ring forts and the island church.
Day Three
AM
Explore the inland terrain by bike, spotting unusual flora & fauna.
PM
Take a beach walk or relax in the sand dunes.
Day Four
AM
Take a day trip to one of the other very different Aran Islands.
PM
Return to Inis Meáin in time for dinner.
Day Five
AM
Explore archaeological sites like a beehive hut and ancient graves.
PM
Hike the North west coast, the lake area and visit the knitwear store.
Day Six
AM
Depart Inis Meáin, drive north towards Clifden in Connemara, taking south loop via Ballynahinch, Roundstone and Ballyconneely.
PM
Arrive Clifden town and overnight.
Day Seven
AM
Explore north loop, walk Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park.
PM
Visit Kylemore Abbey, overnight Clifden.
Day Eight
AM
Explore Clifden town, easy to navigate by foot with interesting stores.
PM
Depart Clifden for Dublin City, overnight Dublin City.
Day Nine
AM
Explore and overnight in historical Dublin City.
PM
Day Ten
AM
Depart Dublin Airport.
PM