Inis Meáin (Aran Islands) Day Trip: Return Ferry from Rossaveel, Galway

Considered the most traditional and least developed of the Aran Islands, Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) is the perfect place for a scenic and tranquil trip. The island’s hauntingly beautiful landscape attracts and inspires many artists, including John Millington Synge, author of ‘Playboy of the Western World’ and ‘Riders to the Sea.’

Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessels and enjoy full bar service and refreshments during your trip to Inis Meáin.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Ireland, Ireland
* Trip Category: Transfers & Ground Transport >> Ferry Services




Considered the most traditional and least developed of the Aran Islands, Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) is the perfect place for a scenic and tranquil trip. The island’s hauntingly beautiful landscape attracts and inspires many artists, including John Millington Synge, author of ‘Playboy of the Western World’ and ‘Riders to the Sea.’

Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessels and enjoy full bar service and refreshments during your trip to Inis Meáin.

Sailing time to Inis Meáin is approximately 50 minutes.

Ferry departure time: our ferries depart at 10:30 from the sheltered fishing harbour of Rossaveel in Connemara, Galway. Passengers can enjoy the convenience of our bus shuttle service departing from Galway city to our ferry terminal daily. (Please book this service in one of our Galway city offices).

Ferry Return Time: The ferry will depart Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) at 16:30 from the pier (drop-off point), but we would advise you present for boarding 20 minutes prior to ferry departure time.

Your TripAdvisor booking confirmation is not your ticket. Tickets must be collected at our ferry terminal at Rossaveel Port or in one of our Galway city offices: 37-39 Forster St. or at Kinlay House Hostel (ground floor) on Merchant’s Rd. Please allow extra time in peak season as it is extremely busy.

If you are driving to the pier:
We recommend you present for boarding at ferry gate 30 minutes prior to ferry departure time.
We depart from Rossaveel port – 23 miles west of Galway City centre. Passengers are advised to allow one hour driving time from the City to the Port. Please note that extra time must be allowed for parking at the harbour.