Arranmore Island

Arranmore Island, or Árainn Mhór is situated off the coast of County Donegal on the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way touring route where land meets sea. Wild and untamed, the island has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture and has been inhabited since prehistoric times.

The Island

The island is a captivating beautiful place where way marked trails lead you from sandy beaches to rocky cliffs. Views from Arranmore Island are breathtaking, gaze out over the Atlantic ocean past cliffs and rock arches to the majestic mainland mountains stretching from Glen Head to Tory Island. Steeped in insular history, Arranmore Island is still home to the promontory fort at Uilinn, which dates from about 800BC, still stands on its cliff top perch.

Arranmore Island is also famous for it's traditional music and lively pubs with open turf fires and the best pints of Guinness to set you up for an evening of fun and laughter. Experience one of the island's festivals and events. Roise Rua takes place annually with weekend and day tickets available. Several music venues host some excellent bands with musical talent from all over Ireland and international acts coming together to celebrate this fantastic island event.

Places to Stay on the Island

Planning your trip to the island and not sure where to stay? We've got you covered. From glamping to hotels, the island has plenty of accommodation to choose from.

The island plays has numerous options for those wishing to stay while visiting the island, including glamping pods, B&Bs, a hostel, hotel and holiday homes. You can learn more about where to stay from a recent blog post from The Arranmore Ferry team.

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