Irish Tourist Board Approved
Ard Alainn House Rental - Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast on the beautiful Island of Inis Meain

Picture of Ard Alainn
Inis Meain (Inismaan)
Middle Island of the Aran Islands
Co. Galway

+353 99 73027

Mobile phone:
+353 87 2856778

About "Ard Alainn" Bed and Breakfast

"Ard Alainn" bed and breakfast is located in the west village of Inis Meain, the middle Island of the three Aran Islands. The bed and breakfast is owned by Sean and Maura Faherty and is Board Failte approved. Situated on the west coast of the Island and perched high up on a hill, the bed and breakfast has an excellent view over the Island and the neighboring Island "Inishmore." It is only a few hundred yards walk to the famous "Synge's chair" which is a secluded place along the west cliffs which enjoys a fabulous view of the sea and views of the Connemara coast. All rooms en suite. Full Irish Breakfast included.

Self accommodation (cottage rental) by Ard Alainn

This cottage is near the bed and breakfast, also has an excellent view of the ocean, was recently built, has plenty of play-space outside for children. Has all the modern conveniences including, three bedrooms, washer for cloths, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and cupboards.

rental house

Getting to and from Inis Meain

Ferrys to the Island are out of Rossaveal, Galway and Doolin. Call to determine the ferry schedules. There is now daily ferry service from Rossaveal every day of the year.
Island Ferries can be reached at: (091) 561767, Doolin Ferries can be reached at: (065) 74500 and O'Brien shipping can be reached at (091) 567670
There is also a flight service everyday of the year to and from Inis Meain from "aer arann." service at : (091) 593034.
NOTE: Some international calls will not need the "0" dialed in these numbers, so instead of: 091-593034, one may need to dial: 91-593034

About Inis Meain and what there is to do

Inis Meain is an excellent place for and individual, couple, or family to slow down and relax in a quiet setting. To learn and experience the most of what the Island has to offer, it is recommended that persons stay at least three or four days. This allows time to slow down, talk with and meet some residents of the Island, explore the Island, and learn about the unique culture and history that has developed on the Island over centuries. Inismaan is a good place for; fishing, hiking, swimming, exploring stone forts and churches, learning about the history, traditions and culture of the Island. There is a white sand beach (about one mile in length), trails for hiking, (are marked) and there are many places along the shore for fishing and even the amateur angular will be surprised with the days catch. There are stone forts and other remnants of the past to explore, and the history of these remaining artifacts is indeed fascinating.

The language of the Islands is Irish, or Gaelic. This is an excellent opportunity to see and learn a little about the Irish language if you are interested. You may even want to learn a few simple phrases in Irish while you are on Inishmaan.

Atlantic Ocean View

For reservations, call Sean or Maura Faherty at: (099) 73027.

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