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Day trip to Aran Islands by Bus & Ferry from Doolin

Day trip to Aran Islands by Bus & Ferry from Doolin

Mar 4th, 2018, 09:28 AM
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Day trip to Aran Islands by Bus & Ferry from Doolin

Will be in Galway mid August for 3 nights. Enjoyed a nice day trip to Aran Islands with spouse several years ago. We walked all over Inis Mor and returned via ferry back to Doolin; our base was Doolin next to pier at Sea Breeze.

Any suggestions for doing this trip (solo) from Galway city? Staying outside Salt Hill in lovely residential area. I visited Cliffs of Moher last year by Bus Eireann on my Open Roads Pass. Not sure if I could make it back on ferry to get return bus from Doolin to Galway city.
Hoping there will be help out there. Thank you.
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Mar 4th, 2018, 06:30 PM
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faherytours.com check this out, going from Rossveal ferry, he picks you up at Galway bus station and takes you to ferry and has a van to take you around.
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Mar 5th, 2018, 04:27 AM
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Link is fahertytours.com/

Thanks, macross. That sounds like a possibility for us in the future!
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Mar 5th, 2018, 05:06 AM
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I can't get a link to work so thank you. We have gone twice with Micheal. He is a native and works with the film industry on locations since they use the islands for filming often. It is all-inclusive, the ride to ferry, the ferry, the van and back to bus station. He even dropped off some people at their hotels. I loved the fort and view, better than the cliffs of Moher.
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Mar 5th, 2018, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the responses for day trip from Galway to Aran Islands. Happy to report there is a shuttle bus from Eyre Sq. area to Rossavel pier to connect with a fast ferry to Inish Mor. After about 4 hours sightseeing shuttle bus will meet group for return to Galway city arriving about 7pm. That is exactly what I was hoping for and its reasonable about 25 euros. Think its a better deal than having to worry about getting from Galway to Doolin on a regular bus and having to get back on time for return journey. I can order my ticket online as soon as I have my plans organized and when booking is confirmed will just present the code number at pier to enter ferry. Am looking forward to this enjoyable day trip. Thanks again.
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Mar 7th, 2018, 08:56 AM
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Only four hours

Only four hours? Not much time. There is a cafe at the bottom of the mountain to the fort. Great for lunch. I want to go back and spend the night there.

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