Inis Oirr – This is the smallest of the three limestone islands of Aran located on the west coast of Ireland.
Our journey began from a small port in Doolin.
On top of this island, the ruins of the medieval castle of the O’Brien family from the 14th century dominate its surroundings.
Currently, the island is inhabited by 350 residents mostly speaking Gaelic.
There are two schools there: in the primary school there are currently 25 children and in secondary school 40 students.
Inis Oir is a popular attraction for tourists (in the season up to 1000 a day), who are the main source of income for residents, the second main income is fishing.
The main means of transport for tourists arriving to the island are horse-drawn carriages or bicycles – which can be rented on site.
On the stony shore of the eastern part of the island is a shipwreck ,which in the 1960s it crashed during a huge storm that struck Ireland amazingly the entire 11-man crew were saved.
There are also ruins of the church, which is dated between X-XIV centuries
On the way back, some ferries take tourists on a roundabout route to view the majestic Cliffs of Moher from the sea, but we will describe this in the next post.