Ferries to the Aran Islands from Doolin in Co.Clare have now finished until March 2012.
Ferry services from the Pier in Doolin are seasonal and have now finished for this year. All ferries will operate from April 1st 2012. The larger ferries of O’Brien Line will start in March.
So if you need to travel to the Aran Islands between now and then you will need to go by ferry from Rossaveal in Connemara or by Air from Connemara Airport.
Aer Arann Islands
Find Aer Arann Islands
Aer Arann Islands’s airport is located at Connemara Regional Airport in the town of Inverin, just 19 miles west of Galway city. The scenic drive along the coast road (R336) features breathtaking views of Galway Bay, and brings you through the Irish speaking Gaeltacht.
Additionally, there is a shuttle service which departs from Galway city. Our meeting point is at Kinlay House Hostel on Merchants Road which is just off Eyre Sqare. This sevice is operated by both Aer Arann Islands and Owen Linnane buses. They park across the road from Kinlay House and the driver will meet you at Kinlay House meeting point to advise you of bus location. Visitors are advised to reserve their seats on the minibus when reserving their flights.
Visit Aer Arann Islands website.
Island Ferries operate large comfortable ferries from Rossaveal.
Island Ferries also offer a shuttle bus to and from Galway City center.
Ferry Information and times.
Aran Islands ferries from Doolin.
News from Doolin today confirms that the famous “Tranquility” starts running to the Islands next week.
Operated by Bill and Liam O’Brien the “MV.Tranquility” is the largest and most comfortable ferry available in Doolin for trips to the Aran Islands or the Cliffs of Moher.
The MV Tranquility. Doolin's largest ferry.
Services from Doolin usually start around April 1st but demand is such that O’Brien Line are starting a little earlier this year.
Do check in advance with O’Brien line at
00 353 (0) 65 707 55
Or their website where you’ll find great season opening offers.
This season is proving quite windy in Doolin. we are getting reports of ferries to the Aran Islands being cancelled due to wind and sea swell. If travelling from Doolin make sure you check the weather forecasts and pick a bigger ferry for comfort.
Rossaveal ferries are larger and are rarely cancelled.
For value , Doolin is still best. 4 offices fighting for business means that you can and should haggle.
Refuse the first price offered and you will save. Just say that you going to shop around and you will be offered a better price. Don’t stop at an office on the way to the pier as you will pay top price.
Enjoy the bargains and the Islands
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