The Aran Islands are a group of three rocky islands located in Galway Bay and are in essence an extension to the vast karst landscape of the Burren in Clare. The islands are rich in tradition, music and culture with Irish or Gaelic being the main language among natives.Each of the islands, Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr, have their own unique character but the drystone walls, oddly shaped fields, tiny roads, spectacular sea views and prehistoric structures are the prevailing themes of all three islands.

Each of the islands offer a slower pace of living, magnificent walks, hikes and cycles, an extraordinary sense of peace and tranquility along with lively nights with music sessions and characters in the local pubs. There are at least two sailings a day to each of the islands from Rossaveal in Connemara and Doolin in Clare along with an air service operating from Connemara Airport in Inverin.