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County: Cork

Bere Island

Location: Bantry Bay
Size: 5kms x 3kms
Population: 250
Access: Two ferry services from Castletownbere (15 mins crossing) Tel 75014 and 75009
Activities/Sights: Sailing - fishing - scenic walks - boat hire tel 75062 - sailing tel 75012

Information: Tel 75062 Telephone Area Code: 027 Nearest Airport: ORK

Cape Clear

Location: 10kms SW of Baltimore
Size: 5kms x 2.5kms
Population: 150
Access: By ferry (45 mins sailing time) Tel 39159 or 28138
Activities/Sights: Diving - canoeing - sailing - bird, whale and dolphin watching - heritage centre

Information: 39119 Telephone Area Code: 028 Nearest Airport: ORK

Dursey Island

Location: Tip of Beara Peninsula
Size: 4kms X 1kms
Population: 15
Access: Via cable car from Ballaghboy
Activities/Sights: Scenic walks

Information: Telephone Area Code: 027 Nearest Airport: ORK

Garnish Island

Location: Glengarriff Harbour
Size: 750m X 750m
Population: Nil
Access: Via ferry from Glengarriff
Activities/Sights: Italian gardens***

Information: Tel 63084 Telephone Area Code: 027 Nearest Airport: ORK

Sherkin Island

Location: 2kms SW of Baltimore
Size: 3kms X 1kms (Irregular shape) Population: 85
Access: Ferry from Baltimore (10 mins sailing time) Tel 20125 or 28138
Activities/Sights: Beaches - sailing - diving - walking

Information: 21766 Telephone Area Code: 028 Nearest Airport: ORK

Whiddy Island

Location: Bantry Bay
Size: 5kms X 3kms
Population: 50
Access: By boat from Bantry Tel 50310
Activities/Sights: Seaplane base - forts - castle - seals

Information: Tel 50229 Telephone Area Code: 027 Nearest Airport: ORK

County: Donegal

Arranmore

Location: 3km W of Burtonport
Size: 5kms x 3kms
Population: 750
Access: Ferry from Burtonport Tel 20532
Activities/Sights: Fishing - sea angling - cliffs and scenary

Information: Tel 20533 Telephone Area Code: 075 Nearest Airport: SXL

Tory Island

Location: 14kms N of Meenlaragh, DL
Size: 3 km2
Population: 150
Access: Ferry from Bunbeg and Magheraroarty Tel 075 31991
Activities/Sights: Art Gallery (local artists) -bird watching - scenary - traditional music - fishing

Information: Tel 35502 Telephone Area Code: 074 Nearest Airport: SXL

County: Galway

Inisheer

Location: Galway Bay
Size: 3kms x 2kms
Population: 300
Access: See Inishmore
Activities/Sights: Scenary

Information: Tel 75022 Telephone Area Code: 099 Nearest Airport: GWY

Inishmaan

Location: Galway Bay
Size: 4kms x 2.5kms
Population: 150
Access: See Inishmore
Activities/Sights: Scenary

Information: Tel 73010 Telephone Area Code: 099 Nearest Airport: GWY

Inishmore

Location: Galway Bay
Size: 15kms x 4kms
Population: 800

Access:

By Air: from Galway (Inverin) Aer Arann Reservations Tel 091 593034 / Killeaney Airstrip Inis Mor 099 61109

By Ferryboat: from Galway and Rossaveal Aran Ferries Teo, Tourist Office Galway 091 56 89 03 - Island Ferries Teo 6 sailings daily from Rossaveal to Aran Islands Victoria Place Galway 091 56 17 67 - O'Brien Shipping from Galway to Kilronan Tourist Office Galway Tel 091 56 72 83

From Doolin to all of the Aran Islands:
http://www.aranislandsfastferries.com/

 


In the locality: Dun Aenghus*** Interpretive Centre* The Islands**

Information: Tel 61286 Telephone Area Code: 099 Nearest Airport: GWY

County: Mayo

Clare Island

Location: Clew Bay
Size: 8kms x 4kms
Population: 180
Access: Ferry from Louisburgh (20 mins sailing time) and Westport Tel 26307
Activities/Sights: Diving - sea angling - historical safari (tel 25048)

Information: Tel 25412 Telephone Area Code: 098 Nearest Airport: SXL

County: N. Ireland

Rathlin Island

Location: 10kms N of Ballycastle
Size: 10kms long; 1500m wide
Population: 100
Access: By boat from Ballycastle (50-60mins) Dept Ballycastle 10.30 Dept Rathlin 16.00 Tel 012657 62024
Activities/Sights: Fishing and scuba diving

Information: 62024 Telephone Area Code: 012657 Nearest Airport: BFS

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Vessels with a capacity in excess of 12 passengers are required to display a Department of the Marine Passenger Certificate, and smaller boats must have a Passanger Boat License. The listing of a ferry service herein does not imply that the operator is licensed. Certain ferry services may not be insured and it is therefore advisable for all passengers to have appropriate personal insurance cover.

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