Aran Island Ferries Sail to the Aran Islands with this award-winning ferry company
Venture off the west coast of Ireland and immerse yourself in the strong traditional culture of the Aran Islands. Dating back some 350 million years, these Islands offer visitors insight into a way of life, distinct from mainland Ireland and remain host to some of the country’s most ancient monuments, forts and monastic dwellings.
Live music, seasonal food produce and the Aran Island Sweater Market are highlights of any day trip or overnight stay on the Islands and visitors leave in no doubt as to why the Islands have captured the imagination of a great number of artists, poets and novelists who have always regarded Aran as a place of special beauty and cultural integrity.
Aran Island Ferries is Ireland’s largest domestic ferry company, sailing year-round to all three of the Aran Islands. This award winning ferry company is owned and operated by the O’Brien family, who began trading turf to the Aran Islands in the 1800’s on the family’s Galway Hooker, and six generations later, carry passengers on ferries with a capacity of up to 297.
The company has grown steadily over the years and now operate a fleet of 4 purpose-built, state of the art vessels, offering maximum comfort and minimum journey time, complete with full bar service on board.
Daily sailings depart from Ros a’ Mhíl Port, with an average sailing time of 40 minutes. Take the shuttle bus service departing from Galway City or drive and park at the pier. Book a return journey at www.aranislandferries.com and save 10%.
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