GPS Inis Meáin Island Stays
GPS Rossaveal Ferryport
GPS Connemara Airport, Inverin
Guests need to make their own travel bookings in advance.
Passage to and from the island can be booked easily with the ferry or plane companies at the links below.
The 10 minute Island Transfer to the House on arrival, and from the House on departure, can be booked easily by email to Brídín Concannon who runs the Island Taxi Service, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting to the island of Inis Meáin
By Ferry – The main service is a comfortable and very punctual passenger ferry from Rossaveal, Co. Galway aranislandferries.com.
By Plane – There is also a comfortable and quick 10-seater plane from Connemara Airport in Inverin, Co. Galway, which has the added benefit of good aerial views aerarannislands.ie.
By Private Transport – Private helicopters can land at the island airport and private boats can berth at the island pier.
By Ferry from Doolin – There is also a seasonal ferry service with doolinferry.com from Doolin, Co. Clare, however they don’t always stop at Inis Meáin, and their schedule can be variable, so it is best to double check all Inis Meáin bookings with them. Also please be wary of parking and weather forecast for the week ahead, as congestion and an exposed pier are additional challenges faced in Doolin.
Getting to Rossaveal Ferry Port or Connemara Airport
By Car – driving west from Galway City, Rossaveal Ferry Port and Connemara Airport in Inverin are both signposted off the main coast road R336. Guests should leave Galway City 2 hours before the departure time of the ferry or plane to allow extra time for parking and traffic delays as the R336 is a narrow, congested road, with low speed limits and speed surveillence.
By Bus – contact Aran Island Ferries or Aer Arann Islands who operate shuttle buses from Galway City.
Getting to Ireland and Galway
Dublin Airport is the most convenient to fly into, as it has the largest choice of inbound flights and it also has the best onward ground connections. If your time in Ireland is short, direct buses to Galway City are available from Dublin airport with www.gobus.ie or a private chauffeur can be arranged.
If your time is longer and you plan to visit other areas besides Inis Meáin and Galway/Dublin City Centre then hiring a car at the airport is a good option. It is a 2.5 hour motorway drive from Dublin City or Dublin Airport to Galway City.