Welcome to Arranmore Island – one of Ireland’s true hidden gems.
This mighty island boasts an unmissable wild and rugged landscape that consists of magnificent cliffs, dramatic sea caves and lovely golden sandy beaches.
Just LOOK at it…
You’ll find Arranmore Island around 5 km off the Donegal coast.
You can explore the island by day and kick-back by an open turf fire and listen to some traditional Irish music in one of the islands lively pubs by night.
Arranmore Island – Here’s what it’s all about
Don’t take my word that Arranmore is class – hit play on the video below from Dave Davis to see it for yourself.
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About Arranmore Island
At around seven square miles in size, Arranmore island is the second largest of Ireland’s inhabited islands, and it’s the biggest of Donegal’s islands.
For those looking to explore, the island has many marked trails that’ll take you past an ever-changing tapestry of natural beauty, from sandy beaches to craggy cliffs.
The island, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times, has a rich and vibrant heritage and culture, and many Gaelic traditions still thrive here.
Here’s a little gander at what the island has to offer from the eyes of Arranmore Hostel’s Sebastian Sebo.
You can nearly hear the crash as wave after powerful wave clatters against the jagged cliff face.
Who needs a gym…
These steps remind me a little of the ones found on Skellig Michael in Kerry.
Things to do on Arranmore Island
From marked walks that offer spectacular views in every direction, to scuba diving and more, there are an endless number of ways that you can fill a day on Arranmore.
Hit play on the video below for a look at some of the many things there are to do on the island.
Thinking about visiting Arranmore?
If you’ve been overcome by a wave of wanderlust and fancy taking a trip to the island, here’s some info on how to get there and where to stay.
How to get to the island
Whether your exploring Donegal by car, bicycle or foot, you can hop on one of two ferries that leave for Arranmore:
Ferries leave every hour during the summer months and take just 15 minutes
Arranmore Island accommodation
For those of you planning on visiting Arranmore, there are a number of highly recommended places to stay on the island.
Have you been to Arranmore Island? Are you mad to check it out? Is there something you’d like me to add to the guide above?
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