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Aran Islands Glamping: Seaside Accommodation With Views That Pack A Punch

Aran Islands Glamping: Seaside Accommodation With Views That Pack A Punch

If you’re heading west any time soon and are in search of a very unique place to stay (that’s ridiculously good value) then Aran Islands Glamping will be right up your street.

Sleeping next to (literally) the sea – sure you can’t bate it!

You’ll find Aran Islands Glamping on Inis Mór Island, the largest of the three Aran Islands in the mouth of the magnificent Galway Bay.

In the guide below, you’ll find everything you need to know (note: if you book a stay via one of the links below, we’ll make a tiny commission which we greatly appreciate).

Welcome to Aran Islands Glamping

Can’t be arsed reading?

Bash the play button on the video above and you’ll get a taste of what you’re in for if you end up kipping here for a weekend.

What to expect from glamping on Inis Mor

inis mor glamping

I’m meant to be working, but I’ve spent the last 5 minutes staring at the photo above.

Imagine peeling yourself out of bed before the sun rears its head, brewing up a coffee, and sauntering a few feet to the sand to sip it as you watch the sunrise. 


Anyway – enough daydreaming. You’ll find 16 specially designed glamping units on Inis More Island.

Each of which offers spectacular sea views (see below).

The view from the Aran Islands Glamping units

the view from outside your door

What’s inside

There are two different options for those staying at Aran Islands Glamping.

  • The Tigín Glamping Unit
  • The Clochán Glamping Unit

The Tigín Glamping Unit

These were glamping units were completed in 2018 and are the newest addition to Aran Islands Camping and Glamping.

Each unit can accommodate up to 6 people (4 single beds, a sofa bed and a pull out bed).

Each of Tigín also boasts a separate shower room, bathroom and a variety of different facilities, such as:

  • A mini-kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Microwave

Their shape takes inspiration from the ancient beehive stone huts once occupied by monks across the island.

The Clochán Glamping Unit

Each of the cosy Clochán units can accommodate up to 4 people (double bed, sofa bed and pull out bed).

Each of these units also has a shower room complete with a bathroom and a washbasin along with:

  • A mini-kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Microwave

How much a night will set you back

Aran Islands Glamping

Aran Islands Glamping is ridiculously good value. I’ve popped in a night later in the summer for 2 people sharing (check prices here – this is an affiliate link):

  • Total: €125
  • Per person: €62.40
  • Note: Prices may change

How to get there

Inis Mor Worm Hole

Photo by Lukasz Warzecha via Failte Ireland

You can get to Inis Mor island by ferry or by plane.

By ferry

You can take a passenger ferry from the village of Doolin in Clare (note: it’s seasonal) or via a year-round service from Rossaveal in Galway.

The trip from Rossaveal takes around 40 minutes while the spin across from Doolin takes roughly an hour and a half. 

By Plane

Yes, you can fly to the Aran Islands!

Aer Arann Islands have been servicing the islands since the 1970s. Prices vary, but you can expect to pay around €45 for a return flight.

Flights leave from Connemara Regional Airport in the town of Inverin.

Things to do on Inis Mor

Inishmore glamping guide

Photo by Chris Hill via Failte Ireland

We’ve a detailed guide to the Aran Islands in the works, but here’s a quick overview of things to do on the island:

  • Visit Dun Aonghasa stone fort (above)
  • Walk (safely) along the cliffs on the Western Side of the island
  • Have a nosey at the Worm Hole
  • Head off in search of the islands seal colony
  • Spend an evening tucked away in a pub in Kilronan Village
  • Ramble out as far as the ruins of the Black Fort
  • Brave the cold with a swim on the islands sheltered beaches
  • Mosey over to the lighthouse near the village of Eochaill
  • Stroll around Dun Eoghanacht fort

Have you spent a night with Aran Islands Glamping? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments section below.

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