From the second you step on to the pier, you’re following the path of this 14km national waymarked way, crafted to take in the pure beauty of Arranmore. The island’s population tops out at about 500, so at many a turn you’ll be greeted by empty tracks and pure silence – save for the sound of countless native birds singing their welcome.
Although this walk is a loop, a slight detour can take you to the Binawros Point lighthouse. From here, gazing westward, there’s nothing between you and the coast of America.
If you have more time
Stop by Lough Shore, one of the island’s freshwater lakes. Here, a memorial honours Arranmore’s connections with Beaver Island, Canada, where many islanders settled after their eviction in the 1800s.