Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) Seaport
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Aran Islands, Galway,
Usually the quietest and least visited of the Aran Islands, Inishmaan is truly an escape from the modern world, a place where beauty, tradition and culture combine in a rugged windswept landscape.
Inis Meain is known as the middle island this the least known of the three islands and is about three miles long by a mile wide, and and is said to be the most unchanged of the three Aran Islands. This botanical heaven has an exceptional range of flora, including orchids, cowslips, gentian, drifts of sea thrift, honeysuckle, harebells, burnet rose, bloody cranesbill and many more. It is the quietest of the three Aran Islands, a great place to escape the crowds and enjoy nature at its best.
The island is a patchwork quilt of small fields divided by the famous Aran hand-built stone walls, with small lanes interweave the fields and maze of narrow winding roads, sheltered paths and trails criss cross the island, from the rocky hillsides of the south to the deserted sandy beaches on the north shore and numerous examples of early settlements dot the limestone karst landscape.
The most popular way to get to Inis Meáin is by ferry, either from Galway or from Doolin. It is also possible to fly to the island. Please be sure to book in advance with them.