"Inis Mor" Top 5 Page for this destination Inishmore by cpiers47

Inishmore Travel Guide: 121 reviews and 322 photos

We spent just one night on Inis Mor but had the chance to explore a good portion of the island by bike and on foot. Our bed and breakfast was exceptional and our time here was a much-desired break from the busy city of Galway.

Places to See on Inis Mor

Although we were only there for a day, I loved the following:
Dun Aengus - 4,000 year old stone fort with breathtaking (and heartstopping) views of the sea

Seven Churches - ancient churches and cemetary overlooking the east coast of the island

Kilronan - the main town, complete with tourist shops, hotels and pubs

Kilmurvey - a much smaller village perfect for a respite from the crowds

The Coast Road - a wonderful way to see the island on bike or foot

Stay for the night!

As is true on any island that attracts tourists, an overnight stay gives you a chance to see what that place is really like. We were able to see Dun Aengus almost on our own - a bit dangerous if the winds had been high! We biked to some of the other sites on the island after many of the tourists had left on the last ferry and were rewarded by quiet villages and empty roads.

If Once You Have Slept on an Island

If once you have slept on an island
You'll never quite be the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name.

You may bustle about in street and shop,
You may sit at home and sew,
But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.

You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep
But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.

Oh, you won't know why, and you can't say how
Such a change upon you came,
But - once you've slept on an island
You'll never quite be the same.

Rachel Field

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  • Pros:"Beautiful sights and a feeling of being somewhere "away""
  • In a nutshell:"Inis Mor is a must for any traveler looking to see real Ireland"
  • Last visit to Inishmore: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Bike travel sounds like a good way to get around these narrow roads. The ruins sound like they would be fascinating to explore!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Mar 12, 2010 at 7:31 AM

    Thanks for this great page, going to Ireland in Sep 2010 so def going to be helpful ;-)

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Carrie, fabulous page with brilliant photos of this Irish gem. Although I have been twice to Ireland I missed Inishmore.

  • travelinxs's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Keep forgetting just how beautiful and enchanting Ireland is. Once under the skin I think its there for life. Wonderful.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    Had 10 lovely days driving around Ireland in 1999 and not been back since - this is motivating to make 2009 the year!lovely pics thanks

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    I felt in love with Inis Mor when I visited it. Unfortunately, it was during an excursion with kids (I was 17 and one of the oldest in the group), so I didn't see much. Thanks for reviving great memories.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2008 at 7:27 AM

    an interesting page and great pics, bringing back great memories ! Unfortunately I had been in the Aran Islands only in a daytrip !

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2007 at 7:35 AM

    Must get to Ireland one of these days....


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