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Updated by Shirley Gallagher on Mar 17, 2013
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Spending Time in Arranmore Island

This is a list to promote my island home. Following on from a July hangout we thought we ought to create a list of reasons why people should come to Glanmire, so I thought why not 1 for Arran. I am thinking this list should have people, places and projects

CFFAM Árainn Mhór | Facebook

Community co-op and registered charity involved in community development on the beautiful island of Árainn Mhór.

Árainn Mhór Island, Donegal, Ireland

official Arrainmhor website


Aran Island, Arranmore Island


Lat/Lon 55˚N 8.5˚W

Nearest Port Ailt an Chorráin

Distance From Éire: 3 Miles

Area: 18 Km2

Árainn Mhór is situated in a Gaeltacht (Irish speaking area) in the Republic of Ireland, approximately three miles from the Donegal mainland.

The island is serviced throughout the year from the fishing village of Burtonport by regular ferries. The journey from Burtonport on the mainland, to the pier in Leabgarrow takes you between a number of small islands, before crossing the stretch of open Atlantic known as Aran Roads.

The narrow channel between Rutland island (Inis Mhic an Doirn) and Inishcoo (Inis Cú/Ederinish island is known as The Black Hole due to its deep, dark, fast moving waters. The shelter provided by the islands allows the Ferry to run in all but the most severe weather conditions.

The proximity of Carrickfinn International Airport (25 minutes by car to Burtonport pier) and the accessibility provided by bus from Galway/Dublin/Belfast make Árainn Mhór an ideal destination for weekend and short breaks.




A unique, true character who says it like it is. One who always makes me smile. Once upon a time I laughed for 12 hours solid at his antics on a New Years Day

Snowy Owl in Arran Male Snowy Owl at Arranmore Co. Donegal

taken by Ronan McLaughlin Photography

Elaine Barney Boyle's Photography

Elaine is a jack of all trades and excellent at taking photos. Exhibition now showing.

Oilean Árainn Mhóir Arranmore Island Co-op

Arranmore Island, County Donegal, Ireland, Oilean Árainn Mhóir, tourist information and services from Comharchumann Árainn Mhór, Arranmore Co-op
Free Island Guide with Walking Route Map, Pick up a copy from Comharchumann Árainn Mhór, An Chultúrlann, on ferries to Árainn Mhór, Rural Transport Service Bus

Martin McBride

the 1,000,000 supporter in Croke Park, diver and sustainable guy

Arranmore Island, Co Donegal genealogy resources

Arranmore Island, Co Donegal - Free online genealogy resources, photographgs, maps and videos

Activities on Árainn Mhór Island

this is lovely Helena!