Úna’s Interactive Map Of Inis Meáin

To show your current location, click on the icon on the top right of map (it resembles 4 corners of a square), and you will be taken to this map in GoogleMaps. Below is a list of attractions and useful places on Inis Meáin; if you click on underlined text, you will be shown that location on the map.


Rent a bike at Cois Cuain B&B

Go to Juda’s lovely Craft Shop – open 11-4 most days

Go to the shop / post office: Siopa Ruaidhrí Beag stocks beautiful postcards by Graham Bruton and Paola Brown, has tasteful souvenirs, and an open turf fire! Say hi to Karen the shopkeeper, get a take-away tea / coffee, & savour the pretty fine view

Look at the beautiful stained glass windows by Harry Clarke in the church, Séipéal Eoin & Naomh Mhuire gan Smál

Right next door to the church, behind the priest’s house, look at Teampall Na Seacht Mac Rí & Tobar Chinndeirge, an ancient well & monastic site

Walk by Teach Synge, the thatched cottage where the playwright John Millington Synge stayed and immersed himself in Gaelic culture

Walk up to Dún Conchúir, a 4,000 year-old fort at the highest point of the island

Knock on the door of a stone cottage and listen to me play the harp!

Look at the Clochán, an Iron age beehive hut

Walk to Cathaoir Synge, the viewpoint where John Millington Synge used to sit & stare at the Atlantic & Inis Mór

Swim – the most common swimming place is the old pier, or seanchéibh

Look at Leaba Dhiarmada agus Gráinne,  a wedge gallery grave of the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age (c. 4000-1400 BC) named after tragic lovers from ancient Irish mythology

Go to the Inis Meáin Knitting Company and look at their mini-museum & gorgeous luxury knitted goods. Current opening hours are 12-3pm

Go to the beach: Ceann Gainimh beach is spectacular, Trá Leitreach has picnic tables, Trácht Each is very rocky and dramatic

Walk up to Dún Fearbhaí, Inis Meáin’s second ancient fort

Do one of Inis Meáin’s 3 looped walks:

Lúb Dún Conchúr, an 8km walk: instructions here

Lúb Cill Cheannannach, a 10km walk: instructions here

Lúb Dún Fearbhaí, a 13km walk: instructions here


Teach Ósta – pizza

Café Baile – sandwiches, fish’n’chips, great cakes. Sadly, it has finished serving for the ’21 season (sniff sniff)

Criú – food truck serving smoothies, icecream, pancakes, burgers & chips etc. Open on weekends.


An Dún Guesthouse 087 6806251 andun.aran@gmail.com

Cois Cuain B&B 087 9728796 coiscuain12@eircom.net

Creig Mór B&B (099) 73012 creigmor@gmail.com

Inis Meáin Restaurant & Suites

Tigh Chonghaile Guesthouse 087 2035171 bbinismeain@gmail.com

Getting there:

Ferry from Ros A’Mhíl: https://www.aranislandferries.com/times_meain.php

Airplane from Na Mine: https://aerarannislands.ie/times-rates/

Ferry from Doolin: Garrihys’

Ferry from Doolin: O’Briens