Inis Oírr Island and Cliffs of Moher Cruise from Doolin
Take the ferry from Doolin to the Island of Inis Oírr (Inisheer), the closest of the Aran Islands to Doolin Pier. Inis Oírr is home to O’Brien’s Castle, The Plassey Shipwreck, and the church ruins of St. Kevin and more. Enjoy the perfect combination of Irish tradition and beauty with a cruise to the Cliffs of Moher upon your return from Inis Oirr. This is the most popular ferry option! Travel with Doolin's Original Ferry to the Aran Islands on the Largest and Most Comfortable ferry service on a journey to Ireland’s traditional past. Fáilte ar bord, welcome aboard!
Set sail from Doolin Pier at 10:00 am daily to Inis Oírr (Inisheer). Depart Inis Oírr at 1:45 pm to then stay on board for the Cliffs of Moher Cruise which is about 1 hour long in total. The ferry will return to Doolin Pier at about 3:00 pm. Sailings take place daily from late March to mid-October (weather depending).
Inis Oírr Facts
• The population of Inis Oírr is about 300 persons
• The Island is approximately 3km (1.8mi) long and 2km (1.2mi) wide
• The Island is an approximately 30 minute journey by ferry from Doolin Pier
• The spoken and first language of this Island is Gaeilge (Irish) though most speak English as well
You will arrive at the main pier on Inis Oírr. Here you will find a few different options for Island transport such as mini bus tour, pony & trap tours, or bicycle hire available. There are three pubs and a few restaurants/cafes located near the Pier for you to enjoy a meal in. Inis Oírr is a small island by comparison to the other Aran Islands so you can also enjoy walking on this Island.
How to get around
• Bicycle Hire
• Mini-Bus Tour
• Pony and Trap Tour
This island has a wide array of things to do and see. A great option is to get a guided tour at the Pier upon arrival. The guides there are locals who can take you to the main highlights of the island and answer any questions you may have along the way. There is also a beautiful beach and playground area located next to the Pier which makes a great spot for families. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, fishing, and even have a swim!
What to See
• O’Brien’s Castle
• St. Kevin’s Church
• The Plassey Shipwreck
• The Lighthouse
After visiting Inis Oírr you will then board the ferry to the Cliffs of Moher. The ferry will either go directly to the Cliffs of Moher from Inis Oírr, or the ferry will make a brief stop at Doolin Pier to let passengers on/off and then continue down to the Cliffs of Moher Cruise.
Cliffs of Moher Cruise
Witness breath-taking views of Ireland’s most famous vista by sea. The Cliffs of Moher rise to a height of over 214 meters (700ft). The Cliffs of Moher have Ireland’s largest mainland nesting bird colony on its lands. The Great Sea Stack (Branaunmore) plays host to thousands of sea birds that make it their summer home. Our Cruise gets you up close to view birds such as Puffins, Guillemots, and Razorbills just to name a few!
This tour will finish back at Doolin Pier at about 3:00pm/3:15pm.
All sailings are weather dependent so please contact us in advance should you have any queries about sailing conditions.