Information about flights to Inisheer
The smallest of the Aran Islands and closest to the Republic’s mainland, Inisheer is rich in Ireland’s distinctive emerald grasses. The landscape seems to glow with an ethereal lustre, as wild flowers bloom among the orchids. Indeed, a palpable sense of ancient mystery pervades the island. As you walk amid the ruined granite churches exposed to the elements, you’ll be captivated by Inisheer’s rough-hewn beauty. Irish Gaelic is a living language on Inisheer, with a poetic heritage rooted deep in Celtic mythology and Catholic devotion. To hear the folkloric songs of the Aran Islands, with the mighty cliffs of Moher looming in the distance, you’ll be enchanted for life.
Flights to Inisheer from London take you into Inisheer Airport, which is a short distance from the island’s main attractions. On the craggy shores lies the ruined wreck of the Plassy, one of Inisheer’s most iconic sites. Running aground in 1960, the ship was featured in the opening credits of Father Ted. An inviting local pub, Tigh Ned's, has many photographs detailing the dramatic rescue of the crew. Enjoy a brisk walk in Inisheer’s mystical landscape of rocky churches and holy wells. Built on the remains of an ancient fort, O'Brien's Castle is perched on the island’s highest point, giving commanding views of Inisheer’s broad fields of clover and the booming seas. Meanwhile, Saint Caomhan's is a mossy, ruined church which nonetheless retains its powerful ambiance. Saint Fiachra's holy well, near Cill Gobnait, is another example of how the lush landscape exudes a mystical splendour.
Jump on a boat and take a daytrip to Galway, a picturesque harbour city on Ireland’s windswept west coast. In the colourful 18th-century Eyre Square, you’ll find a multitude of trendy cafés, authentic pubs and fascinating museums.